Preparing For Your Car To Breakdown


Breaking down or experiencing other automotive problems can be a stressful problem, and this can be especially true when you are ill-prepared for this occurrence. To prepare for the inevitable instances where your car experiences problems, there are some things that you will want to have.

Roadside Coverage

Roadside coverage can be especially useful when your vehicle suffers a problem as these services can dispatch repair trucks to tend to a variety of minor issues. Furthermore, individuals with this coverage can often avoid the need to pay the full expenses for a variety of services, such as towing and lockout services.

Emergency Cell Phone Batteries Or A Portable Charger

Without a working cell phone, you may be unable to easily call for help. In fact, this can lead you completely reliant on either the kindness of a passerby or walking to the nearest town. While you may have a cell phone, it can be easy to drive with the phone when its charge is low. To ensure you have enough cell phone charge, you can keep additional batteries. Many modern phones will not allow you to remove the battery, but there are portable chargers that you can use to recharge your phone in these instances.  

Medical Kit

When you are needing roadside assistance due to an accident, there will be a chance that injuries may have occurred. Whether these are to you or a passenger, being able to promptly treat the injuries can be essential to minimize their severity. A medical kit in the car can allow you to quickly access the materials that you will need to clean and bandage any minor wounds that may have been suffered. If you choose to keep antibiotic ointments or other medications in this kit, they will need to be routinely replaced as these substances can degrade in the temperature extremes that can be found in your car's interior.   

Flares And Flashlights

If your vehicle suffers problems on dark and isolated roads, other drivers may have a very difficult time seeing your car. As a result, you may be in extreme danger. Using road flares will make it very easy for other drivers to see your vehicle. Also, you will want to keep flashlights with you. It will often be unsafe to remain in or near the car as it may be too close to busy roads. Flashlights will allow you to see well enough so that you can walk a safe distance from your car and the road.


20 July 2018

Tips For Towing: Understanding How Your Car Affects It

The first time I had to have a vehicle towed, I was confused by why they asked me if the car was two or four-wheel drive. When the tow truck driver showed up, I asked him. He explained the difference in how the two types of vehicles were towed, then started telling me about some of the general best practices for safe towing. That's when I started to research the fundamentals and the tips for successful towing. I built this blog as an opportunity to chronicle everything that I learned, hoping that it will help others understand what type of tow truck they'll need for their vehicle.