6 Must-Haves In A Driving Emergency
Most times in life, the next minute is unpredictable. Mishaps occur and some things are just out of your control. You are driving on the highway one minute, and next thing you know, there is a blowout or the engine grinds to a halt. There’s no way to guarantee that you’ll never get stranded, so it’s best to prepare. If it happens, you’ll be ready, if it never happens, you’ll be fine. Here are six things that you must have in the event that you get stranded.
Booster/ Jumper Cables
Say you turn your keys and hear a sputtering engine sound. Or the car just won’t start. It is most likely the result of a dead battery. A set of jumper cables is a sure help in cases like this especially when there is another car to give you the necessary boost. You can also get the opportunity to save the day for fellow motorists who might be in need.
What would we do without our mobile phones today? Always ensure that your mobile device is charged especially if you are a making a long-distance journey. Also, keep a charging device or an extra phone battery in case the phone runs flat. Your lifeline might only be a call away.
Imagine getting stuck on a major bridge and you are surrounded by pitch black darkness? This isn’t a scene from a scary movie. This is life happening to you. Trust me, when I say you would be relieved to have a flashlight if you ever find yourself in such a situation. Whether you’re changing a tire roadside or simply trying to flag down help, a little light can make a difference.
Spare Tyre, Tyre Iron, And Car Jack
Having a spare tyre in your car boot seems like a routine piece of business. Sure looks that way, until you have a flat and open your boot to discover that your spare tire is unusable. So, it’s always important to check the state of your spare tire. Also ensure that your car jack, wheel spanners, and axle have not been removed. Spare tyres and tyre-changing equipment are also included in most new cars. Just as with the jumper cables, you should familiarize yourself with how to use them.
So, you’re stranded and have tried all the tricks in the book but the car has just refused to move and a towing van is not available. A towing rope could have the final say on whether your car sleeps out or finds a way to get home. A towing rope and an available relief car are your two best friends at a time like this.
When you are stranded, panic, anger, and worry will do you no good. So, take a deep breath and accept the situation. Next, think of the first logical step to take or check. Lastly, have faith that everything is going to turn out right. You might part with some money and time but try to look on the bright side.
Whenever you get stranded, with these 6 tools we have shared, you should beat the odds.