How to Stay Prepared for Vehicle Emergencies in 2020

January 2, 2020

If you’ve ever been stranded with a broken-down vehicle, then you know how frustrating it can be, and if you haven’t been, then trust us – you don’t want to. If you ever do find yourself stranded, you’ll find that had you prepped your car even just a little bit, you could’ve made your situation much better. As an experienced Davidsonville, MD auto repair professional, we wanted to take some time today to talk about a few of the items that you should keep in your car for emergency situations.

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A Spare Tire, Wheel Wrench, and Tripod Jack

One of the most common reasons for being stranded in the first place is having a flat tire. You can avert this disaster quite easily by simply having a spare tire, as well as the tools necessary to install the tire. Keep in mind though, that a spare tire is just a temporary fix designed to just get you to your local Davidsonville, MD auto repair shop.

Salt or Kitty Litter

These items are essential during the winter months. Living in Maryland, we know how much snow our state can get, and all of this snow can cause our vehicle’s tires to get bogged down. Having a bag of salt or kitty litter in the trunk of your car can save you from the trouble of getting stuck. All you have to do is sprinkle a good bit under your tires, and the grittiness of the salt or kitty litter will help give your tires the extra traction they need.

A First Aid Kit

No emergency is quite as bad as a medical emergency, which is why it’s always a good idea to have a first aid kit in your car. Some people may just have a few medical supplies (band-aids, aspirin, etc.) in their vehicle, but you never know what kind of medical emergency you may be dealing with and may need more supplies. This is why you should keep a fully-stocked first aid kit in your vehicle, as opposed to just having a few odds and ends.

Get Some Help From a Professional Davidsonville, MD Auto Repair Mechanic

Here at Choisser Import Auto Services, we’ve been providing our auto repair services to Davidsonville and other surrounding areas of Maryland for years, and we’ve enjoyed every moment of it. To us, our customers are more than just that, they’re our friends and our family too, and we treat them as such. If you need some help preparing your vehicle for an emergency, or if you need help with anything in general, we’re here for you. Our team of Davidsonville, MD auto repair specialists is standing by ready to help you in any way possible. Give us a call today.


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