If only we had a magic eight ball that could tell us what the future holds; unfortunately, we don’t. We never know when a breakdown will occur or disaster will strike. For this reason, it is imperative that you are prepared with a few essentials in case of a breakdown or emergency involving your car. Citywide Towing is here to share some items that you want to make sure you have on hand all the time.
Although there are several people that keep these in their car, how many of those people actually know how to use them. They can save you from a headache if you understand how to properly use jumper cables in the case of an emergency. You may find that you are also able to help someone else when you have this important tool in your car with you.
Portable Cell Phone Chargers
We live in a world where cell phones are something we can’t live without. In fact, many people don’t have most of the important phone numbers in their phone memorized and need their phone to be able to make emergency calls. Keeping a battery cell in your car and charged, ready to go is vital.
Spare Tire, Tire Iron & Car Jack Kit
You need all the necessary equipment for a tire change in your car. Flat tires usually happen at the most inopportune times and you need to be ready. This includes a basic understanding of changing a flat tire as well. The equipment will do you no good if you don’t know how to use it.
Emergency Signals, Flares or Reflectors
It seems like emergencies and breakdowns always happen at night. When you are on the side of the road, it is essential that the other drivers on the road are able to see you. You need to have either emergency flares or some sort of reflectors that can be placed around your vehicle to let other drivers know you are there.
Blanket or Sleeping Bag
In the case you find yourself broken down with subzero temperatures outside, it will come in handy to have a blanket or some sort of sleeping bag with you. If you are in the middle of nowhere, it may take some time for help to arrive.
Finding yourself on the side of the road in the heat of the summer can have the opposite effect on your body. You will need to stay hydrated while you are waiting for help. It is best to keep water in small plastic drinking bottles rather than a gallon jug in case you need to use your body heat to thaw it out.
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If you find yourself broken down and in need of roadside assistance, the friendly staff at Citywide Towing are on call 24/7 to assist you with whatever your needs may be. Keep our phone number handy so you don’t have to wait on the side of the road without any help. Call us today!