Monday, December 11, 2017

Items to Keep in your Vehicle's Emergency Kit

You should always be prepared for a breakdown, it can happen when you least expect it. Your vehicle’s emergency kit should include the necessities to change a flat tire, as well as some essentials to keep you safe.

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Here are some ideas of what you should put in your emergency kit to keep you safe in the event of a break down.

Emergency Tool Kit:

Include several tools that might come in handy, such as a pocket knife, tire jack, tire iron, duct tape, rope, jumper cables, and a flare stick. An ice scraper always comes in handy during freezing temperatures. It is also smart to keep a small fire extinguisher that is easily accessible in your vehicle in case of a fire.

First Aid Kit:

A first aid kit should have gauze, band-aids, pain medication, and antibiotic ointment in case of an emergency. Add several water bottles and non-perishable food items, flashlights with extra batteries, a portable charger, and some hand sanitizer to your kit as well. Having these items in your vehicle’s emergency kit may save your life.

If the weather in your area is unpredictable, keep a spare poncho, wool blankets, and winter coats as well as extra socks, gloves, and hats in storage in the back of your vehicle. Extra layers will keep you and your family warm and protected from the elements if your vehicle breaks down or if you are in an accident.

For fun:

Keep a deck of cards or a book on hand while waiting for help to arrive. If you have a furry friend that frequently cruises the road with you, be sure to pack leashes, bowls, extra water and animal food, and a blanket for them. Make sure that you have a full tank when you hit the road, just in case you break down.

If you have limited space in your vehicle, include only the basics for your kit. The best place to keep your emergency kits are in the trunk of your vehicle in a storage container. Make sure that the kits are securely tied down.

Regular maintenance on your vehicle will keep it running smoothly for as long as possible. Spieler's Inc. provides quick, convenient, and quality service for your vehicle to ensure your vehicle is safe to travel in. Let our Dodge, Ram, Chrysler and Jeep auto repair center check the oil, battery, and brakes thoroughly to make sure your vehicle is ready to take you on your next adventure.

Your trusted service center and car dealer in California, Missouri can prepare your vehicle to go the distance on your next road trip. To schedule an appointment with our service department, call 573-796-3129. Spieler's Inc. wants to ensure you and your family are safe while travelling in your vehicle.

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