Being stranded somewhere away from home is never an ideal situation. However, being prepared when bad things happen can change the complexion of the situation entirely. As your Dodge dealers in CT, we here at Executive Dodge Jeep® recommend having a few items on hand that really could come through in a pinch or may even avoid the pinch in the first place.

Cellphone Charger

For all the amazing things cellphones can do, one with no battery power is effectively an expensive paperweight. Keeping a cell phone charger in your car can remove the possibility of that being an issue from the equation.

First Aid

Depending on where your car trouble happens, it could be some time before help arrives. If anyone in the car has any injuries, a first aid kit could come in handy while you wait. Just the basics will usually suffice, such as antiseptic, gauze, tape, band-aids, and pain reliever. If someone in your family has allergies or asthma, keeping some of their emergency medication in the kit is a great idea too.

Jumper Cables

Getting your car started can be super easy with jumper cables, but frustratingly difficult without them. You could even opt for a portable jump starter and not even need another car.


Most anything you could try to do to help your car becomes more difficult at night. Having a flashlight will be a major boon. Be sure to have extra batteries on hand just in case as well.

Owning a great vehicle like the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Challenger here at Executive Dodge Jeep, should give you a great deal of peace of mind when it comes to durability and dependability. Being further prepared yourself might just take you the rest of the way.