Are you prepared for a roadside emergency?
You never know when or where it might happen. So it's always good to be prepared and have a well stocked roadside emergency kit in your vehicle. It can turn an inconvenient or scary situation into one that's manageable. You could be out driving late one evening and all of a sudden you start having car problems. You pull to the side of the road and stop. If you’re close to home you can call a family member or friend. Or if you have roadside assistance you can call them. Or you could be on a road trip. If you have cell phone service, you can call for help. But you might have to wait a while, depending where you are. That's why it’s a good idea to be prepared and have an emergency roadside kit. That energy/protein bar, bottled water and blanket might come in handy while you're waiting.
- Flares or triangle reflectors.
- A quart of motor oil
- A gallon of coolant
- A Multi-tool
- First-aid kit
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Waterproof Matches
- Tire inflator and sealant
- Tire pressure gauge
- Paper towels
- Pen and paper
- Energy or granola bars
- Bottled water
- Pair of comfortable walking shoes
If possible keep all items in a plastic container in the trunk of your vehicle. Make sure it’s easily accessible in case you need it in a hurry. Living in California, this kit could also come in handy if your stranded in your vehicle during an earthquake. If you don't want to put your own emergency kit together, there are many to choose from on the internet. Keeping up with your vehicle maintenance can help prevent some of those roadside emergencies. If it's time for your schedule vehicle maintenance, give Hillside Auto Repair a call at 310-373-7676 or schedule an appointment online.