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The Top Ten Things You Must Have in Your Car

The Top Ten Things You Must Have in Your Car

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans are spending more time than ever in their cars. Between carpooling with the kids, running everyday errands, and spending time in those inevitable traffic jams, we don't just drive our cars - we seem to live in them!

With all that time spent behind the wheel, there are certain must-have items for every auto; things you might not know you need - until you don't have them.

1) American Map 2007 U.S. Road Atlas - The must-have! This brand new edition -- the gold standard of road atlases -- delivers all the features of a deluxe atlas at a price you'd expect to pay for an atlas with much less to offer. With colorful, easy-to-read maps, spiral binding, and accuracy guaranteed, this item is a necessity for every driver on the road. 2) Umbrella - "Murphy's Law" - It will rain on the day you have that important client meeting. 3) Pen - We all do business and take messages in the car. 4) Flashlight - Everyone drives at night; make sure you're not left in the dark. 5) First Aid Kit - You never know when you'll need a band aid - and won't have one in the car. 6) Tire Gauge - In this time of skyrocketing gas prices, correct tire pressure will increase gas mileage. 7) Sunglasses - Two words - sun glare! 8) Lip Balm - Might not be essential, but it's nice to have in the glove compartment. 9) Air Freshener - Whether it's takeout food or hockey equipment, no one wants their car to smell like the stuff we transport. 10) Candy Bar - As you go from point "A" to point "B" and you don't want to stop, you might need a quick snack.

American Map introduces its 2007 U.S. Road Atlas in several editions, setting a "gold standard" in the industry. The 2007 edition features unparalleled benefits and new lower pricing, according to Marc Jennings, President, The Langenscheidt Publishing Group.

While most online driving directions and navigational systems cannot suggest alternate routes due to traffic, weather and construction, the 2007 U.S. Road Atlas can. "Between gas prices, traffic snarls and obstacle-course construction, drivers need all the edge they can get on the road, and we're giving them a huge advantage with American Map's 2007 U.S. Road Atlas suite," Jennings says. "We have reduced the price of the standard edition to $12.95 to become the most competitive atlas on the market; it's the only deluxe road atlas with spiral binding that conveniently opens and lies flat; and we're the only company that stands behind our promise of accuracy with a money-back guarantee."

At the centerpiece of American Map's line is the 2007 United States Road Atlas standard edition. Other titles include the 2007 U.S. Road Atlas large print edition; the 2007 U.S. Road Atlas midsize edition; and the first edition 2007 Pocket Road Atlas.

American Map is part of The Langenscheidt Publishing Group, the premier group of map, travel, and language brands. Please visit http://www.americanmap.com/ for a complete catalog of over 3,000 U.S. and international street maps, road maps, atlases, travel guides, language- learning guides, and bilingual dictionaries.

The Langenscheidt Publishing Group/American Map

CONTACT: Maggie Slomiany, Lande Communications, +1-800-993-7600 ext. 2#,
[email protected], or Nancy Kohler, Lande Communications, +1-800-993-7600
ext. 3#, [email protected], both for The Langenscheidt Publishing
Group/American Map

Web site: http://www.americanmap.com/

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