Tips for How To Handle an Automotive Emergency

Breaking down is never a pleasant experience, but if you've prepared a little beforehand, you can greatly reduce the discomfort and inconvenience that comes with finding yourself stranded by the side of the road.

Prepare for the inevitable emergency with a stocked kit you always keep in your car. You can add or subtract items according to the weather, replacing kitty litter you'll need for traction in the snow with a gallon of water for hot summer days. Always keep jumper cables, a flashlight, emergency warning triangles and a first aid kit with you.

Keep your car as far from passing traffic as possible. If your tire blows out, you can drive on its rim until you reach a safe area. Familiarize yourself with how to change a tire and remember to be cautious if someone stops to help, only cracking your window to speak with them.

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