You never know when you might need emergency supplies on the road. Something could go wrong even during your everyday commute. Kinetech Motor Werkes will keep your European automobile road-ready so you needn’t worry about car trouble, but we can’t guarantee that every time you get behind the wheel your drive will go perfectly. This is why you should always stock up on emergency supplies for your vehicle. Here are some things you should never hit the road without.
You never know when you’ll get stranded in the winter or at night when it’s dark and cold. Be prepared to stay warm in cold weather because you may not be able to keep your vehicle running. Include blankets and winter clothing such as hats, mittens, and wool socks to help stay warm if you’re stranded in the cold. Also include an ice-scraper and window wash to prevent your windshield from icing over.
If you’re headed to an area with extremely cold temperatures, weigh down your vehicle with bags of sand or cat litter in the trunk. Pack the right size tire chains for your tires and a tow strap in case you get stuck on an icy road. You can also purchase a collapsible snow shovel from a hardware store in case you need to dig your vehicle out of the snow. Grab a large box of rock salt, too, for driveways.
No matter what time of year it is, you should always have non-perishable food and bottled water in your car to stave hunger in the event you are stranded for a long time. Make certain to pack a first-aid kit with antiseptic and a variety of bandages and gauze pads. Keep a pocket knife in a safe space in case you need to use one of its tools, and don’t forget a small fire extinguisher in the event of a car fire.
You should also keep reflective triangles or road-flares in the trunk to alert oncoming traffic of your stall, and a flashlight with extra batteries to ensure you can see at night. Don’t forget car repair tools, such as battery jumper cables; flat tire repair supplies such as canned fixer, a tire jack, a lug wrench, and a fully-inflated spare; and a gallon of coolant and a quart of motor oil.
Finally, make sure you have paper maps and a hand compass in your vehicle. You may not get cell reception where you’re stranded so you won’t be able to use GPS. Trust us, we here at Kinetech Motor Werkes err on the side of caution, which is why we take such good care of your European automobile. Call our Indian Trail, NC, shop at 704-457-7821 today.
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