Car Supplies

There are probably some things you should keep in your car just in case.

First Aid Kit

I of course wouldn’t know what to do with one, but I have one anyway. I get sick at the sight of blood but I can always hand it to someone who doesn’t 🙂 Mostly I use it for band-aids

Hefty Bottle of Aspirin

If you’re any good at driving, you get lots of headaches. From cussing people out, and the extreme heat of the sun. Well I do anyway, who knowswhat you do 🙂


Huge requirement. Do NOT get stuck without one. My car always breaks down at night or I lose something in there at night or I need to find something under my hood. Make sure you also have extra batteries

Spare Tire/Jack

Make sure you have a properly inflated spare tire. That you have a jack, and know where it is and how to use it. Make sure you know how to change a tire. I have not yet had one bust but I’m all ready when it does. If you don’t, make sure someone teaches you how to change a tire. If you can’t you’re just an idiot. The only hard part is jacking it up, and getting the bolts lose.


I got 3 flares and a lighter. I have no idea what I’ll use those flares for. Maybe someday I’ll either get in or come up apon an accident around a corner at which flares would be the only way of warning people. Either
that or my car gets shipwrecked and I need to signal someone. Or maybe I need to pour some gas on someone and set them on fire. The possibilities are endless, and they are only like less than $1 a piece.

Taco Sauce/Ketchup pack

You never know when the fast food people are going to give you the Shaft™
I always try to keep some of that in there so I won’t be screwed.

EarthQuake Kit

In California it’s necessary. You never know when “THE BIG ONE” might hit. You gotta be ready to live outta your car like some bum. Make sure you got extra clothes, possibly a blanket/sleeping bag. Water, maybe some snacks. This crap also comes in handy when you spend the night at someone’s at a sudden moment.


You never know when you are going to get stuck at the side of the road or witness some accident or need the police in a hurry. If you live in California, most of the freeways have Callboxes, but plenty of other places do not. I use my Cell Phone all the time to phone in accidents and to call the cops when some dumbass leaves
their car in the middle of the road.

Paper Towels/Windex

Probably the 2 most used/useful things. Gotta clean those hands, blow your nose, clean up
messes check the oil, wash those windows.

Fire Extinguisher

You never know when something will get on fire or find someone to blind with it. Heck you might find some Liquid form dude from the future whose only weakness is cold.

Jack, Tire, Tire Iron

Make sure you have a working jack in your car, a decent spare tire, and something to take them nuts off the wheel.

PA system

Here is an interesting little add-on you might want to put on/in your car. Someone I worked with once went to Radio Shack, bought a big Megaphone type speaker and hooked it up to a mic. Then he would use it to yell at
people and so on. Then he bought a little toy that made a siren sound and he would hold it up to the mic and people would pull over. Pretty funny stuff.

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    • Englishman on:
      I'm a Brit and I've been saying this for years, now I find a whole website devoted to the subject. I feel vindicated! Having driven quite a lot of miles on the roads of about 28 US states, the moment you get into California everything changes! Anything goes on the roads there, you have to adopt a completely different style of driving just to accommodate their sheer lunacy! It's probably the stress of living in a sate where everyone likes to think they're a hippy when most of them are just a bunch of wage-slaves on the corporate merry-go-round!
    • Cam on:
      I was born in Washington. WSP. I lived near Shelton. Near their police academy. They use Highland road to practice on speeders. They lowered the speed limit on the road to write tickets. If California is too lenient Washington is too strict. We moved to California. A much better place to live and drive. Washington is full of vindictive drivers. California is not. If you live in California do as the Romans. We adapted it works.
    • Zach on:
      I kinda feel like part of the reason California drivers suck is because they are in such a rush to get where there going they put other people at risk by doing a bunch of risky manouvers. So the guy in the vans an idiot, you know intentionally cutting him off close isn't going to make him not do that shit anymore. If people just learned to let shit go traffick would go faster because there would be less accidents.
    • NoLoveForCali on:
      Agreed. Freaking idiots.
    • NoLoveForCali on:
      I wish they would leave TX, too. Jerks.
    • Auchoo on:
      I know some very sweet people who drive like they just got behind the wheel, or as if they don't understand the laws of motion. I also know some very stressed people who drive like fools. I likely drive too fast at times, but I don't tailgate or weave or cut people off. I go with the general flow of traffic. I get angry when speed demons drive in the slow lanes and when slugs drive in the fast lane. Why? They're creating a perfect storm for accidents. We have no CHP. Or it seems that way. I can drive for months, for hundreds, thousands of miles, and NEVER see a CHP. Assanine law makers REFUSE to send us the money to hire more CHP. It's been an issue for decades. As the bureaucrats allow more illegals and unskilled drivers to drive on our roads and highways, and fail to deal with those who text and drive, and fail to police our hwys, we will continue to have sucky, dangerous roads, and people will continue to be killed on the hwy. Want change? Vote out the current law makers. The are blind bats.
    • dresden on:
      If you want to go slow. Law states slow traffic to move to the right. No one owns the road. Also be mindful some people may have emergencies like a pregnancy.
    • dresden on:
      So you admit you turn in front of people going the speed limit and force them to slow down? Sounds like your just another control freak who just has to mess with traffic. I haven't seen you cite any creative ideas to help everyone win. Here's an idea to help. Wait until its reasonably clear before you pull in front of people as tye dmv book states in many states. I even cited above a law too. You haven't cited anytbing. Sounds like your also a problem too. Demon speeders and control freaks who want to pull in front of people and stay in the left most lane for "freeway changes". You know they usually have a few lanes for you to be in (if you read the arrows on the sign) and there are usually two or three. So you can still pick a right slower lane even for freeway changes. So I think your just making excuses like a typical Californian to just mess with people and justify it. Your just as much a bully and just as much ignorant of the law. I am not siding with the author, but I also think you help continue to problems. I hope that on day when you have an emergency that someone goes slow in front of you and just holds you up so hopefully on the off chance you may gain self awareness that there's more than just you in the world. Selfishness has little to no value in society. Which means selfish boisterous and rude people like you are a cancer to society.
    • dresden on:
      Remember that when you have an emergency that involves a family members life. Or when someone fails to yeild and holds up the ambulance. I Can't wait till I move to Idaho (they don't drive fast there), because they follow proper lane laws. If you think you own the road because because r vindicated in your opinion that your driving slower than the speed limit. Your no better than the demon speeders and your judgement is not only a futile double standard argument, it's also just as disrespectful to others just as much as driving like a dope fuel dragster jerk. So get see self awareness or just expect people like me to just challenge the weak foundation of your self righteousness with grandiose feeling of highfalutin narcissistic and just as selfish thinking. Make your freeway change and afterwords get over to the slow lane where the law states you belong. Dmv book, read it son.
    • dresden on:
      I was born and raised in Cali, and have moved to and from Cali. Served my country and went to Korea (2014), no thanks needed. Before I lived in Idaho I enjoyed Cali (due to the tropical area we lived). After I came back to Cali, I just don't get it anymore. As a native, I wonder how they learned these balehaviours and how I missed them. Every time we drive we always have to drive defensively. Is there something in the water? Is it cause they are spoiled and pampered princesses? Quite a few of you hit the nail on the head. Do me a favor, spread the word about this. Perhaps years and years f a propeganda campaign on poor Cali driving may help brainwash them to want to change it to fight the offensive label. Use social media to politicize it until they are tired of hearing it and change. Usually if you label a group of people, they fight to change it. Look at every race in history and their struggles.

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    I’ve driven in California since 1991. I’ve spent many trips running up and down the state as well as driving in many other states. After all of this driving, I became fed up with how bad California drivers on. I wanted to point out what they do to either help change a few drivers or at least entertain the rest of the world with Californian’s horrible driving.

    I’m located in Orange County in a couple of the richest areas. I see every type of car that is out there in this area. It’s like a car show. Going to a car show isn’t exciting anymore because you see most of the cars driving around anyway. I also work at a place where people buy all the different types of cars. We have Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Lotus, etc. So you can even see a lot of the cars in the work parking lot.

    Disclaimer: You’re on your own with these tips. They are not the official law and in no way represent what you should be doing should a cop pull you over.

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