Three Things To Put In Your Summer Emergency KitJuly 30, 2020 3:32 pm
We’ve all heard the horror stories of family vacations gone wrong, overheated cars stuck on the side of the road, and those unpredictable mishaps that caused a serious problem while people were driving. There are a few things that we can never truly prepare for, but there are a few easy steps that any driver can do to try to make the best out of these unforeseen circumstances. The best thing that you can do as a responsible driver is to pack and prepare a great emergency kit so that if the unthinkable happens, you are ready to go at the drop of a hat. If you would like to learn more about how you can get your vehicle ready for anything that Mother Nature or the world can throw at it, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our elite staff of DIY experts will make sure that you get all the parts and tips you need to easily handle any DIY projects you are looking to tackle this year. Here are a few of our essential tools to have in your summer emergency kit.
Vehicle Escape Tool
Your vehicle’s windows are built and designed to crack but not to shatter. This feature is extremely helpful when it comes to small pebbles and other damaging objects hitting your windshield at high speed, but can be deadly in the wrong circumstances. If, heaven forbid, your car was to careen off the road into a river, fall off a bridge, or become submerged in a flooded area, you will not be able to open your doors. The pressure from the water pushing against your doors will make it entirely impossible for you to open the door until that pressure is equalized. In other words, you will not be able to open your door until your vehicle is completely filled with water, and by then, it could be too late for you to escape. Make sure that you have a vehicle escape tool in your glove compartment just in case you need to quickly break the glass and get out.
We do not mention these usually as we hope that you always have jumper cables in your vehicle, but if you do not have them, now is the time to pick some up. Your battery can easily die in the summer heat due to evaporation, loss of charge, and a slew of other potential issues, and if you have no way to get your car back up and running, you could find yourself stuck in a sticky situation. Make sure that once you get your jumper cables that you take the time to learn how to properly use them as you could easily do more damage than good if you were to attach the incorrect cables.
If your vehicle gets hit, breaks down, or you run out of gas in dim lighting or foggy conditions, road flares could easily save your life. Simply by drawing oncoming drivers’ attention towards a potential issue, you will help traffic naturally slow and funnel around you. Use 3-5 of these flares starting about 200 feet behind your vehicle to ensure total roadside safety.
If you want to learn more about how to build a comprehensive and foolproof summer emergency car kit, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will help you get the tools and parts you need at a price that you will love.
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling