No one likes to be caught out in the middle of nowhere with a broken down car, not to mention during the fall and winter months! That’s why, no matter what time of year it is, you should always have a car emergency kit on hand. Keep reading to see some of the most important things to have in the perfect car emergency kit in this month’s blog from the pros at Brown Motor Works NE.
To begin, you’ll want to cater your emergency kit to your car’s condition and age, as well as the driving conditions you normally face. However, no matter where you are, there are some things that should always be included, including jumper cables, flares or triangle reflectors, a flashlight, and batteries. You may need to jump your car (or someone else’s!), and you want to make sure you’re safe while you do it. You may also want to include a yellow safety vest if you need to go outside your car!
You should also make sure to include a first aid kit with a day or two’s supply of your prescription medications, a blanket, and a toolkit with screwdrivers, pliers, a pocket knife, and a wrench. Though you may not think you’ll need them down the line, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you know how to temporarily fix a flat yourself, a can of tire inflator and sealant may be a good idea, along with a tire pressure gauge. It’s also a good idea to make sure your car has everything you’ll need to change a flat tire if you get one!
You may also want to include a pen and paper, non-perishable granola bars or snacks, and some bottled water. Whether you’re stuck out in the middle of the night during a storm or you just need a mid=day pick-me-up, you’ll know you’re ready and stocked! These should be changed out every few months, to make sure they don’t expire.
Now that you’ve got your car emergency kit sorted, for all your other auto repair and preventive maintenance needs, let the pros at Brown Motor Works NE help you get the most out of your vehicle for as long as possible. We love partnering with our clients to maximize vehicle longevity and performance. Stop by Brown Motor Works NE for all your auto maintenance and repair needs. Schedule an appointment today!