While you probably can’t drive around with an extra engine or transmission, there are some auto parts you could – and should – have in your car at all times. These are the components that may help you out of a jam or just give you peace of mind whenever you’re out driving.


Where’s the spare? If you have to ask this question when you get a flat tire, you’ll be in trouble. This is why you should always be sure to have a spare in your car. While this doesn’t have to be a full-size tire, it needs to be a least be a donut that can be used until you can get a regular tire put on.


When a fuse burns out, this could have a big impact on the lights in your car, as well as other electrical systems. This is why having a few spare fuses – and knowing where to put them – can be very valuable.


If you were driving at night and one headlight went out, you’d probably be okay. But what if they both don’t work? Even if you never need to use them, just having spare bulbs available is a smart idea.


Many systems in your car run on fluids, which is why it makes sense to have some with you. Antifreeze – especially this time of year – is very important. Consider having oil and windshield wiper fluid as well.

If you’re looking for any of these spare parts for your car, you can get them through Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM in Cincinnati. And if anything needs to be installed or replaced right now, we can do that too.