Orozco’s Auto Service would like to remind all drivers to keep an Emergency Roadside Kit in your vehicle. Nobody knows when an accident or at minimum a blocked road that may leave you stranded for hours. If you find yourself on one of those scenarios, having an Emergency Roadside Kit with the right components can make the difference in keeping you and your passengers safe until help arrives. Depending on the issue, proper tools can go a long ways in making a bad situation more tolerable.
While most of these items are available in most trunks, not all roadside Emergency Roadside Kits are the same. While there are many kits available in stores or online, you can always prepare your own for the type and condition of your vehicle, as well as the typical weather where you live or travel. As most drivers in Southern California know you can be skiing in the afternoon and having dinner in the desert all in the same day. Meaning, it’s best to prepare for both hot and cold scenarios.
Here are some of the essentials for your Emergency Roadside Kit:
Flares & Lighting
One of the most important safety items for your kit are flares or reflective triangles, these will warn other drivers of the roadside hazard. In case of a breakdown they should be spaced out evenly along the roadside behind your vehicle. For a longer-lasting option, invest in battery-operated LED flares.
These are another essential for every vehicle. Batteries can die or lose their charge at the least opportune moment; jumper cables, with a jump-start from another vehicle, can at least get you to the next service station. You should also consider carrying a separate battery pack for starting your car if no one is around.
First Aid Kit
A first-aid kit is an must have item and is indispensable for addressing smaller, everyday injuries and more serious wounds in the case of an accident. You can purchase them pre-packed with all the essentials or assemble one customized to your needs.
Car Fluids & Tools
Flat tires are one of the most common roadside problems, but it’s not always possible to change a tire. Including a can of tire inflator and sealant in your kit, if it’s a small leak you’ll have a better chance at making it to a service station and at minimum a safer place to pull over. here are a few additional recommendations: motor oil, coolant, extra windshield wiper blades, and a toolkit with screwdrivers, pliers, and an adjustable wrench.
Car Accessories for Winter / Mountains
An ice scraper, a spray bottle with washer fluid, snow chain, blankets, a sleeping bag or a heat-retaining emergency survival blanket, bottled water and long-lasting food items such as energy bars can be rotated out over time.
Car Accessories for Summer / Desert
Bottled water and long-lasting food items such as energy bars can be rotated out over time. Hat with a wide brim, Sunglasses, sturdy knife / multitool, several large leaf bags or solar blankets for instant body shelter from the sun, a small mirror or a signal mirror, matches, butane lighter or flint and steel, a police-type whistle, flashlight and batteries, duct tape.
Lastly, if you are planning a road trip it’s always a good idea to visit Orozco’s Auto Service for a pre-trip inspection or call Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton today at 714-525-3239. Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
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