With many of you going on road trips this summer, it is important that you pack an emergency kit with you for the ride. Breakdowns and accidents can sometimes be preventable, but some can’t. Here are some items to have on hand if you are in an inconvenient predicament:
First Aid Kit
A first aid kit is essential to keep in your car at all times. From antibiotics, ointment, band-aids, to blood stopper compress and painkillers, you should keep a mini medicine cabinet in your car for emergencies. A first aid kit can help minor to moderate pain go away.
Jumper Cables or Jump Pack
A dead battery can surprise you at any moment. When you have an electrical problem, jumper cables can come in handy to get your engine up and running again.
Multipurpose Utility Tool
A multipurpose tool is exactly what it sounds like – you can use it in many ways. When you have a small repair or adjustment to make, this tool will be there to help.
Spare Tire, Jack, and Wheel Wrench
Flat tires are an annoying thing that most drivers will have to deal with at one point in life. With a spare tire and the proper tools, you can avoid the costs of calling for a tow. The spare will last you long enough until you get into the auto repair shop for a replacement.
There’s no way you can get out of a sticky situation without a charged communication device.
Flashlight with Extra Batteries
In a situation where you experience a breakdown at night, you’ll need good lighting to see what went wrong. Bring extra batteries just in case it dies.
Water and Non-Perishable Food
Imagine being stuck in the middle of nowhere. You may need the necessities to keep your body going: water and food.
To prevent car emergencies this summer, let the experts at Kwik Kar Auto Repair take care of your auto maintenance. If your vehicle is due for service, please give us a call or visit soon.