Most people don’t think about the items in their car unless they’re packing a list of road trip essentials. However, heading on holiday isn’t the only time you should prepare for the unexpected.
A well-stocked car emergency kit can help you perform simple repairs, safely wait out a breakdown, or even save your life. We at CMH Honda the Glen have compiled a car safety kit list with a few of the top must-haves for your vehicle.
Spare tyre, jack, and wheel brace
If you’re caught with a flat, there’s no need to panic. A spare tyre is a must in your car emergency kit to avoid getting stranded. Make sure to keep your spare properly inflated for when you need it.
Car phone charger
Your phone is the gateway to calling for help in an emergency, so it’s essential it doesn’t run out of charge. With a charged phone you can access maps if you’re lost, or even look up car repair instructions.
The weather in South Africa can get very hot, at unexpected moments. It’s important to carry enough water to keep your family hydrated in dry conditions.First aid kit
A well-stocked first aid kit should include bandages, gauze, tweezers, scissors, antiseptic, and pain and fever medications. You should also learn how to use your first aid kit properly.
If your battery is flat, jumper leads will help you to get going without having to wait for roadside assistance. Follow the instructions in your car manual to safely perform a jump-start to avoid any damage to your car.
Torch and batteries
If your car breaks down at night, you will need a torch to help you perform repairs or seek help. You can also use it along with your hazard lights to signal to other drivers.
Should you wish to know more about car safety kit tips and the offers at CMH Honda The Glen, Contact: 087 724 8147.
Find us at 5 Skukusa Road, Bassonia