Although we wish they would, emergencies don’t give you a phone call a few days before they show up. Weather, driving and road conditions can be so variable, depending on what part of the country you’re in, and can leave even the most experienced driver on the side of the road under the right circumstances. You should always have a set of useful tools on hand in your car, just in case.
What to Bring
Even though the winter freeze is thawing, there are still potentially dangerous road conditions, such as extreme wind, rain or flooding. When you’re venturing away from home for any reason, it’s safe to have an emergency set of tools packed just in case. This toolkit should, at minimum, include:
- A crescent wrench
- Water and snacks for two days
- Road flares
- Tools to change a flat tire
This list can vary, depending on what time of the year and in what part of the country you are traveling. It’s always best to consult the weather forecast and a local driving condition site before heading out on the road. Road conditions can give you a heads up to any hazards that you might encounter, but it’s always a good idea to keep a lookout for any unforeseen ones (like a tree fallen on the road) at all times.
Traveling? Get a Tune Up First!
If you’re headed out on the road, it’s always a good idea to get a tune up before you leave. Quanz Auto Body can do a full tune up on any make or model of vehicle. We also have an on-site Enterprise Rent-A-Car, should you need to use a rental car instead. Stop in today for a tune-up, no appointment is necessary!