Sometimes even the most diligently maintained vehicles run into problems.
Reduce the anxiety and stress that comes with unexpected emergencies by being prepared! A well-packed emergency kit will provide tools and on-hand assistance in getting help and alerts other drivers to the presence of your vehicle.
🛑Remember🛑… Peace of mind IS diligently maintaining your vehicle to prevent car troubles and breakdowns.
Prepared kits are also sold – be sure to familiarize yourself with the contents and replace any items you may use. Here are some things you can do to prepare for potential car troubles.
Contents of emergency kit
- First aid kit – Keep a first aid kit in your car at all times. Include items such as
- antiseptic wound cleanser
- various sizes of adhesive bandages
- gauze pads
- medical tape
- safety pins
- tensor bandages
- rubber gloves
- burn care
- aspirin and any medications you may need
- Blanket –a blanket can help to keep you warm without having to run your engine. A further precaution is to pack a thermal blanket will help contain your body heat.
- Cell phone – Always fully charge your cell phone before when preparing for a road-trip and make sure to include a spare cell phone charger in your emergency kit. Even a cell phone without a service plan or out-of-service range can be used to call for help in the case of an emergency.
- Fire extinguisher – Keep as small multipurpose dry chemical fire extinguisher in your trunk – only to be used for small fires that have just ignited (wiring, oil leaks, etc).
- Flares – Flares can help to attract attention, identify your location to roadside assistance operators, and warn other drivers of the location of your vehicle – particularly in poor visibility conditions.
- Flashlight – A waterproof flashlight (in case of inclement weather) can help you see and be seen in the dark.
- Jumper cables – Jumper cables can help you start your car if you’re experiencing trouble with your battery or charging system. If you are unsure how to use them, call for roadside assistance..
- Reflective warning triangles and vest – Ensure you have at least three triangles, to warn oncoming traffic. Put on your vest for visibility.
- Comfortable shoes and socks – Comfortable shoes are a must for changing tires, walking for assistance and even warmth.
- Umbrella/waterproof jacket – Keep waterproof gear in your car in case you have to exit your car in the rain so you stay warm and dry.
- Whistle – A whistle can help you attract attention if you’re in trouble.
Winter, add the following items to your emergency kit:
- Matches for light and warmth
- Road salt and/or kitty litter
- A small shovel
- A snow brush or ice scraper
- Extra windshield washer fluid.
Give us a call,
Joe’s Slinger Service
220 Info Hwy Court
Slinger, WI 53086