We all do our best to stay safe on the road, but are you prepared for an unexpected emergency? From avoiding distractions to predicting what other drivers are going to do, we work hard to protect ourselves and other drivers. Unfortunately, even the safest driving habits can’t prevent all accidents from happening. Prepare ahead and keep these items stocked in your car should an emergency arise:
It is always a good idea to keep a couple of bottles or jugs of emergency water in your vehicle, especially when you live in the desert. This will enable you to stay hydrated if you get stuck on the side of the road. It can also come in handy if your car overheats or if you have to clean oil off of your hands or clothes.
First Aid Kit
Whether you purchase a pre-assembled kit or put one together on your own, it is important to keep these first aid items in your vehicle at all times. Make sure your kit is equipped with antibiotic cream, gauze, bandages, hand sanitizer, and allergy medicine. Include any other tools or medications that you think might be useful in case of an emergency.
Depending on how long you’re stranded, you might end up getting pretty hungry. That’s when you’ll be glad you have some food in your car. Look for non-perishable snacks that you can keep in your glove compartment, such as granola bars, crackers, and dried fruit. Store all of your snacks in a sealable bag to ensure that everything stays organized and mess-free.
Cars don’t always choose the best places to break down. If your car breaks down near a busy intersection or part of the road that is hard to see, then it could be a hazard for other drivers. Use emergency flares to make your vehicle more visible so other drivers know you’re there.
If you are ever stranded at night, you might not be dressed appropriately to keep yourself warm. Store some warm clothing in your car so you’ll be able to change into it or put it on over your clothes if your car breaks down. Keeping an emergency blanket or sleeping bag in your car is a good idea in case you get stranded overnight.
Keeping up with regular car maintenance can help you avoid breakdowns and other causes of emergency. OOROO Auto makes it easy to stay up-to-date with your car’s routine maintenance with auto care services in Oro Valley and At Work mobile services in Tucson. If you’d like to learn more about our mobile services, call us today at (520) 975-1005. To contact our Oro Valley shop, call us at (520) 468-7171.