If your car breaks down, do you have what you need to fix it—or to stay safe until help arrives? Can you take care of those in your vehicle if you’re stranded somewhere, or if an accident occurs?
Improve your chances of being prepared for anything by keeping the following items in your car at all times:
Tire Changing Kit
A spare tire, tire iron, lug wrench, tire jack, and a can of lubricant like WD-40 can help ensure you have everything you need if a flat tire suddenly forces you off the road.
Products like Fix-a-Flat or Slime can help you patch a slow leak long enough to get the tire to a service station—or at least to a location that has an air pump. The can takes up little space in your kit and can save you from having to change a tire in inclement weather or in the dark.
Car batteries can die suddenly, surprising you and leaving you stranded—or forcing you to scour a parking lot in search of someone else who remembered to pack their jumper cables. Jumper cables can help you make sure you can get out of a tough situation.
Most owner’s manuals are sized to fit in the vehicle’s glove compartment—and the vast majority of them never come out. Make sure your owner’s manual is in your car so you can refer to it when needed. If you don’t have one, you may be able to find a copy online for free, or order one from the manufacturer.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Birmingham injury lawyer. An attorney working on your behalf can handle insurance company negotiations, investigations, and other tasks, so you can focus on healing.