Even though summer is over, there are still plenty more road trip opportunities to be had before the harsh Midwestern winter sets in. Our MINI dealership in Chicago, IL wants you to take full advantage of these last few warm weeks, which is why we’ve put together the ultimate road trip essentials package. So grab your keys and pack your MINI car with these items to make the most out of your next big adventure!

First Aid Kit

Anything can happen on the road, which is why it’s important to have the proper supplies handy. Keep a first aid kit in your glove box stocked with band aids, burn cream, blood clotting solutions, fluid, antibiotics, and more.

A Road Trip Playlist

Download a playlist of all your favorite tunes to blare while you’re cruising down the highway. Trust us – the radio can be a total bore.

Jumper Cables

Jumper cables are inexpensive to purchase and can quickly get you out of a bind if your car battery dies. They aren’t just essential for road trips, but for every day driving needs as well.


If you plan on driving overnight, a flashlight is critical to have. If you break down on dark back roads, you’ll want to light your way to safety.

Phone Charger

Unless you want to go completely off the grid, a phone charger is essential to have in order to keep you connected.

If you’re looking for new MINI cars to drive for your next road trip, look no further than MINI of Chicago. Call us today at 866-203-1850 to schedule a test drive!