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Car Advisor Tamotsu Todoroki

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Small Items To Keep In The Car In Case Of Emergency - Vol.235

Emergencies are unpredictable and can happen to you at any time. That's why it's important to always be prepared during the event that something bad happens to you. Planning ahead for the worst might sound a little unnecessary right now, but you'll be glad you did when that moment comes. These are some small items that every car owner should have in the car in the event of an emergency.

A Car Jack
A car jack is one of the most important emergency items that you should have in your car; the good thing is that most vehicles now come with jacks and spare tires incase you are ever stranded. If you don't have a jack and don't know how to use the one you currently have, you should acquire these skills and tools as soon as possible. That worst thing that could happen is being stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire because you didn't know how to lift up your car and change it yourself.

Cones Or Safety Triangles
There have been horror stories of motorists stopped on the side of the road who've accidently gotten hit by cars because all they had was their warning signals on. If you do find yourself stuck on the side of the road for any reason, cones or safety triangles are very visual objects that can better alert passing motorists to steer clear. These cones or triangles can be put out with enough room behind the vehicle so that other drivers have time to switch lanes and get you space.

Spark Cables
When you're battery runs out of juice and you are stuck in the parking lot, spark cables can give you the temporary energy you need to get back on the road and later fix the problem. Spark cables transfer energy from another vehicles battery to your own, allowing the vehicle to start. That way you can drive to the closest mechanic or auto part store and purchase a replacement battery. There are even some more costly spark plug boxes that contain a battery charge and don't require another car to jump your vehicle. Either way, get your hands on some type of spark cable option.

In the dead of night on the side of a highway, it can be hard to see a vehicle without any streetlights. Spare flares can help light up the road and alert someone of your problem so that they know to be especially cautious. Flares also can alert motorists of an accident that just occurred while you are waiting for police officers to arrive on scene.

Fire Extinguisher
During the unlikely event that your car overheats and starts a fire, or during an accident, you'll want to have a fire extinguisher tucked beneath your seat or someone in the car. Every once and while you should check to see that it is operation and that you know how to use it just incase something does happen.

Duct Tape
Duct tape can do wonders for achieving a quick and easy repair when you have no other option. It can also help to seal off windows and doors if you find yourself stuck in the car during the winter, and has many other useful purposes.

Always Be Prepared
These are just a few important items that every vehicle owner should have in their car. The better prepared you are for something to go wrong, the better you'll handle the situation when it does.

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