Looking to make a journey this festive period? Here are 10 ESSENTIAL THINGS TO HAVE IN YOUR CAR. #CarPartsNigeria I know first hand the types of experiences people can have when they’re caught out in the middle of nowhere and something goes wrong with their car with no help in sight. The end result was expensive towing, lots of time wasted, and in one case, one extremely cold night.
With that being said, here are 10 things you should always keep in your automobile for emergency’s sake.
1)Owner’s manual This should naturally be in your glove compartment anyway, but you want to make sure that it is indeed in your car. The owner’s manual provides a ton of useful information that can get you back on the road, such as detailed images of how to change a tire and so forth.
2)A phone with a fully charged battery, even without subscription it can call emergency lines.
3)High energy snacks and/or MREs Similar logic to the water; high-energy foods are essential.
4)Bottled water This is necessary for sustenance if you get stuck somewhere and have to wait for a while.
5)Jumper cables, because dead batteries happen to the best of us. We’ve got a crash course on how to jump-start a car, but you should familiarize yourself with your engine just in case things are a little different. Alternatively, you can pack an emergency battery booster so you don’t have to rely on a Good Samaritan coming along.
6)First aid kit (and manual) This can be vital if you’re in an accident and someone has injuries. Slowing down bleeding quickly can mean the difference between walking something off and going into shock. You need a flashlight (and extra batteries) Similarly, a flashlight is utterly essential at night if you need to change a tire. Fire extinguisher (5 lb.) If you’re in an accident (or even if you’re not) and there’s a small fire, a fire extinguisher can stop something that could turn into a true disaster.
7)Tire Air Gauge This one isn’t so vital for emergencies, but is absolutely essential for preventive maintenance – keeping your tires fully inflated not only improves gas mileage, but reduces the risk of tire explosions.
Spare tire (in good condition), along with a tire jack and tire iron, because without them or someone else to help you, the spare tire is useless. Here’s how to change a tire, in case you need a refresher. Also, if your wheels require a special security key, make sure that’s always in your car too.
9)“Emergency money” A small amount of money in change and small bills can be invaluable for tipping tow truck people or all kinds of other situations that are easy to imagine.
10)Car repair information. A business card for our auto repair shop (Car Parts Nigeria) should also be stored in your glove compartment