10 Things Every Car Owner Should Keep In Their Car
You never know when you may be in an emergency situation with your vehicle especially on long trips on the road. A proper way to make sure that your car is in shape for the road and/or long trips, make sure your inspection sticker is up to date. During an auto inspection we will check for necesarry issues with your vehicle. Also make sure your brakes are in optimum condition on long trips. We also provide brake repair services.
Here we have put together a list of 10 things you should always keep in your car in the off chance you are in any type of situation.
It's a good idea to always keep these in your car in the event that your are traveling and your battery drains. They are not only handy for you, but also for a friend or anyone who may be in distress. Jumper cables are a lifeline for your vehicle. They can help prevent being stranded somewhere for hours. You would be surprised how many people do not carry jumper cables in their cars. If you feel like your battery needs replacing or servicing, visit us in Selden NY 11784 for all your battery replacing needs!
In this day in age you wouldn't think maps would be necessary to have on hand. However, you never know when the signal for your GPS or smartphone may cut out, leaving you stranded. In the event you don't have a signal these will have you back on the road on no time. Learn how your smart phone can help you care for your car!
As we all know, the winter months can be especially dangerous to drive during. If you so happen to be in an accident or in an emergency situation, it is important to keep a blanket in your car to stay warm.
Disposable Camera/Any Camera
Taking pictures is always a good idea in the event of an accident, so that if you need to move your vehicle to clear the road, you'll have images that survey the total damage done. Should you get into an accident, you can always visit us in Selden, NY 11784, where all our technicians are experts in auto repair.
First Aid Kit
Make sure to purchase a kit that ranges in the type of problem. An adequate first aid kit would provide materials to treat small cuts or anything that would require major bandaging.
A flashlight is essential during the night. Even though city highways are lighted, the lightening is poor and a flashlight will greatly aid you in your task. If you choose a battery powered flashlight, make sure you carry batteries and a spare bulb for it. A stand free flashlight will free your hands so that you can focus on the task at hand.
Tire Pressure Gauge
You should use your gauge at least one a month on all four tires and your spare to measure for adequate tire pressure. Checking the pressure regularly will allow you to identify a hole in your tire and/or in your spare. If you so happen to have a hole or have a tire related issue, you can always come visit us in Selden, NY 11784.
In an event of a car fire you must get away as possible and call 911. A car fire can start from an oil leak to a wire shorting out. In any case, an extinguisher is vital to have on hand to put out small fires in the interior of the vehicle to prevent damage. If you suspect your vehicle has an issue with it's eletrical system or any type of fluid leaks, schedule an appointment with us today.
In the event your get stuck in the middle of a road or highway, flares signal other drivers that you are there.
Pencil/Pen and Paper
A Pen and paper can come in handy in the event you are in an accident. You will be able to write down your insurance information as well as someone else's information. This also aids in leaving someone a note on their windshield.
A proper way to make sure that your car is in shape for the road and/or long trips, make sure your inspection sticker is up to date. During an auto inspection we will check for necesarry issues with your vehicle.