Important Items Every Car Owner Should Keep in Their Car
Consider how many miles you travel in your car every week, month, and year. Most of that span may be in neighborhoods close to home. Some will be between towns and settled areas on empty stretches of half-tamed land. In all those journeys, you may eventually find yourself facing a flat tire, roadside breakdown, or rescuing someone else in a similar situation. When the time comes, it is important to be prepared with everything you need already packed neatly in your car. Check out these items you should keep in your car on a regular basis.
Roadside Repair Kit
Breakdowns and accidents happen on the road, whether it's your car or someone else you see stranded. Building and storing a thorough repair & maintenance kit in your car's trunk can save you and others on multiple occasions from bad weather and bad luck. For anything that can't be quickly fixed with your roadside kit, you can count on our team here at Custom Complete Automotive to provide you with a friendly towing service to our auto repair shop. Items you should keep in your roadside repair kit include:
- Jumper Cables
- Pressure Gauge
- Ice Scraper and Brush
- Spare Tire
- Tire Jack
- Lug Wrench
- Tire Sealant
- Gas Can
- Emergency GPS, Phone, and Charging Gear
- Flares and Reflectors
- Socket Wrench Set
- Oil, Antifreeze, & Wiper Fluid
Some breakdowns and accidents are more dangerous than others. If you have been injured, face harsh weather conditions, or are stranded for some time before rescue, an emergency supply kit can be a lifesaver. Pack a few things that will ensure your safety if you are stuck without signal or must wait several hours for a tow-truck to reach your location. Items you should keep in your emergency supply kit include:
- Bottled Water
- Snow Chains
- Thermal Blanket
- Non-perishable Food
- First Aid Kit
- Necessary Medication
- Folding Shovel
- Chemical Hot Packs
- Car Escape Tool
- BIC Lighter
- Ponchos & Weather Gear
Contact Our Auto Repair Experts
Here at Custom Complete Automotive, safety is our top priority and we are proud to offer not only professional advice to our customers, but also a wide variety of quality auto repair services to keep you on the road. To learn more about our auto repair and towing services, contact us today!
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Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.