Ten Things Every Teenager Should Have in His or Her Car

Updated on March 21, 2017
My car of choice. Fully Outfitted.
My car of choice. Fully Outfitted.

Gear List

1. iPod Cord/FM Transmitter Car rides are always better with music. Plug your iPod directly into the AUX, or beam it wirelessly with an FM transmitter. You can get each from eBay for around ten bucks. This allows you and whoever else in your car to play your and their music while cruising the town. Just make sure you don't get in a wreck changing the song.

2. Emergency Kit While you should have AAA for emergencies, it never hurts to keep a bag of emergency supplies on hand, you know, just incase the zombie apocalypse hits. In a duffle bag, but a good flashlight, extra batteries, a decent knife, a pack of water bottles, some emergency space blankets, Cliff Bars (choose your favorite flavor), jumper cables, some glow sticks, and a good first aid kit.

3. Clothes and a Bathing suit We teenagers get in some pretty messy situations, so an extra t-shirt and pair of shorts can't hurt. Also, you never know when a party is gonna become a pool party, or if you are gonna see an awesome river near the side of the road, so pack an extra bathing suit in the car with you.

4. Chapstik and a Hair Brush I know I never have time to do comb my hair before I'm out the door and driving to school, so a quick brush at a stoplight can make me semi-presentable for the school day. Never know when you are gonna get chapped lips, so have chapstik in your console just in case.

5. Gum Keep a good supply in your car. Everybody loves gum. 'nough said.

6. Air Refresher Teenagers stink. It's just a fact. Also, if you own a used car, the previous owner might have had the annoying habit of smoking with the windows up, and that stench might require some heavy treatment.

7. Shades Nothing looks cooler or protects your eyes like a nice pair of sunglasses. However, frat guys should know that their little fake ray bands are ridiculous , and they should get themselves a classic pair of aviators.

8. GPS Whether you just use your iPhone app, or a Garmin, a GPS can be a lifesaver when you find yourself lost in the ghetto of some random town or in the backwoods of Tennessee. No matter where you are, you can always press the 'Go Home' button and arrive at your estimated arrival time.

9. Towel Whether you are sitting on it after a day at the lake, or mopping up a spilled drink, towels will always find their use in a teenager's car.

10. $25 An emergency stash of cash. Keep more if you want to, but to teenagers, twenty-five bucks is a pretty tidy sum, so storing more would seem wasteful.


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      Liv 8 months ago

      Honestly it seems like a fourty five year old man wrote this

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      Sam Hammel 6 years ago

      Thanks! Yeah, that emergency cash has saved me numerous times!

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      sabrani44 6 years ago

      Great list! Thanks for sharing :) I think the $25 is very important in case of emergencies.