In our last blog post, we covered a few of the items that you should make sure you always have in your car, and while they were all important items, they aren’t the only items that you should do your best to keep around. We have dug up a few other items that will always prove to be helpful when you’ve got them handy in your vehicle.
In the chance that you are in an accident or your car breaks down, it’s always great to have reflective triangles that can make it known that your car is there so that any other passing cars see it before it gets hit. This is also a great way to ensure your safety if you’re going to be changing a tire on the side of the road or walking around your car to get it back into a condition that works. While these reflectors do not ensure your safety while working on your car, they will make it so that cars are aware that there is someone around the car, and do their best to avoid it. Always have an extra person keeping watch if you are able to, but if not, stay as far out of the way as you can and put the reflectors up further out.
If you’ve ever had your car break down and have been stranded waiting for someone to stop and help, then you know just how important this item is. While we don’t suggest driving and texting at the same time, we do suggest that you have all of the equipment that you need to get help when you need it. If that includes a phone charger to make calls in the case of an accident or a flat tire, then make sure you have one on you. We guarantee that it will only take one incident to prove how necessary having a charger on hand is.
Tire Inflator & Sealer
In the case that you’re not carrying a spare tire at all times, even though we strongly suggest doing so, carrying an inflator and sealer can be equally beneficial. These are perfect for fixing any type of small issue with your tire or a small leak until you’re able to get to a place that can fully repair your tire or get a new tire on.
Aside from always having the tools needed to get you out of a tough situation, it’s always wise to have your car checked out to ensure that there aren’t any issues that could increase the chances of you getting in an accident or experiencing technical difficulties. In those times, you can count on the team at Kearny Mesa Auto Repair Shop can take care of you. Stop by our repair shop and have us look at your car today so that you can feel confident when driving, even if you don’t currently have all of these items to get you out of tricky situations, in your car.