Millions of people across the world are tuning into updates about the coronavirus pandemic each and every day. The daily updates talk about how the virus is spreading, government mandated shutdowns, economic impact, and more. Many of our customers here at Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance have found themselves temporarily out of a job and/or sheltering at home while they are asked to do their part to flatten the curve. If you are currently at home with some extra time on your hands you should take advantage of this time by working on some projects around your home. Projects around the home are something that we do not always have time to complete in the hustle and bustle of our everyday life. While you are considering what projects you are going to work on Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance has one that we recommend you think about doing.
Be Prepared for Roadside Emergencies
We suggest that you take this time to update or prepare an emergency supply kit for your car. Since we specialize in towing vehicles, we understand the importance of an emergency supply kit. The people that we come to tow that do not have an emergency supply kit for their car are not as calm as the people that did not have any supplies in their car to help with their emergency. Unfortunately, thousands of people do not have an emergency supply kit in their car. Another chunk of people have a kit but over the years some of the supplies have been used and not replenished so it may not have what they need if they find themselves stranded on the side of the road.
Car Emergency Kit Checklist
What should a well-prepared emergency supply kit have in? Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance is going to go over some of the items that we suggest you always have in your car.
• Spare tire: If you get a flat tire while driving you are going to need a spare tire to get back on the road. Many times people do not check to see if there is a spare tire in the car when they purchase it. This is not always the case. Sometimes cars do not have a spare tire in the trunk as anticipated. Frequently people have a spare tire but are frustrated when they find that it is flat. You should check the air pressure in your spare tire on a routine basis.
• Jumper cables: When your car battery dies you will definitely be glad that you have jumper cables in your trunk.
• Took kit: If your car breaks down having a tool kit will allow you to work on your car. This is especially handy if you are mechanically minded. Even if you are not mechanically minded a tool kit will allow anyone that may stop to help you have the tools that they need to help you fix your vehicle.
• Flares or triangle reflectors to keep you safe as you work on your car on the side of the road.
• First aid kit
• Drinking water
• Rain poncho
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This list encompasses the most important things that we recommend you keep in your emergency car kit. There are other items that you may choose to add to this list. Speedway Towing & Roadside Assistance hopes that you take the time to evaluate your kit today. Whenever you need a tow or roadside emergency services, call us.