When going on a road trip, you know you have limited space in your vehicle. Depending on how many passengers are riding with you, that space can become even more limited. This is why trunk space becomes very valuable. You want to make the most of all the space you do have and packing smart will help you do that.
When you can use bags instead of suitcases, you can pack more luggage into the trunk, for example. You also want to be sure you leave space in your trunk for the important things like an emergency preparedness kit and your spare tire.
Exactly how prepared you want to be in your preparedness kit is up to you and personal preference, but here are some great go-to items for the list from Performance Dodge:
A tire iron
First aid kit
Reflectors and flares
Spare tire if you have one for your model
A blanket (even in warm weather, it can get cold at night. Blankets also have other uses.)
In addition to the items on this list, you may want to add other things that are important to you. If you take medication, it’s probably best inside the vehicle with you and not in the trunk. You want easy access, plus some medicines can be damaged by the heat that can build up in the trunk.
You may want to start by taking inventory of all the things you need to take with you, then you can plan where to pack it all by looking at your checklist and analyzing the space you have in your car so that it’s all a good fit.