At Auto Solutions in Maryville, TN, we want to help you make the most out of your pickup truck or SUV. If tailgating is a recreation that you enjoy, read further for helpful tips and essentials.

Preparation is one of the most important steps to tailgating. Use a toolbox for packing your essentials. Store spatulas, tongs, a can opener, and other cooking tools in the main compartment, and you can put other necessary items, such as trash bags, sunscreen, ponchos, etc., in the middle compartment. The bottom drawer of your tailgating toolbox can be used to store seasoning, spices, and condiments.

If you're planning on grilling kebabs, skewer and marinate them the day before, and you can also shape and separate burger patties between wax paper the day before as well. Labeling your cooler will help your guests find drinks easily, and if you use frozen water bottles instead if bagged ice in your cooler, you and your guests will have cold water to drink when it melts.