What Teens Should Keep in Their First Car | Hebert’s Town & Country

September 7th, 2017 by
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Watching your babies drive away for the first time can be a little emotional. In order for you and your kid to have peace of mind while they’re driving themselves around Shreveport-Bossier City, they need to keep some things in their cars at all times.

At Hebert’s Town & Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Shreveport, Louisiana, we want your sons and daughters to be safe on the road. If they keep the following items in their cars, they will be.

Emergency Kit. Grab a small duffel or other bag and put a flashlight, extra batteries, knife, water bottles, blanket, a few energy bars, glow sticks and a small first aid kit.

Jumper Cables. A battery doesn’t really give you a warning sign before it decides to die. Make sure they know how to use jumper cables too.

GPS. Whether it’s the maps app on their phone, a separate gadget, or navigation in the car itself, this is a necessity for any teenage driver.

Emergency cash. Make sure your son or daughter has at least $50 to stash in the glove box or somewhere hidden in case something comes up and they can’t use a debit or credit card.

Car Jack and tire-changing tools. Flat tires can happen when you least expect them. Make sure they know how to change a tire too.

Sunglasses. Nobody likes to squint while driving on a bright day. More importantly, your teens need to protect their eyes from other reflective vehicles on the road.

Air freshener. Because sometimes your kid’s car can smell just as bad as their room.

Insurance and registration: This one is the only items in this list that is non-negotiable when your teen is driving a car. Make sure they know what these cards look like, where they should be kept and that they’re up-to-date.

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