Most Australians keep absolutely nothing in their car boots. While this may look clean and tidy, it is not at all practical. To help you prepare for the unexpected, here are five essential items all drivers should always have in their cars.
Dead batteries can occur at the most inconvenient times. Luckily, there is a simple way to get your car up and running using jumper cables. Jumper cables have two connectors, positive (red) and negative (black) and can be used to jump start your car using the power of another car battery. If you aren’t sure how to do this get your mechanic or towing company to show you.
A spare tyre is essential in case you are caught with a flat. Make sure you also have a tyre jack and tyre iron in your boot, because without someone else to help you, the spare tyre will be useless. If you are unsure how to change a tyre, again ask your mechanic or towing company to run you through the process. Ensure that your spare tyre is checked regularly to ensure it is in good condition.
First aid kit
First aid kits are handy for all kinds of occasions. Whether you are slightly injured in a car accident or just graze yourself changing a tyre, having a first aid kit on hand is always a good idea.
Tyre pressure gauge
Checking your tyre pressure regularly is an important part of car maintenance. While you can check your tyre pressure at most services stations, it’s always best to have your own so you can check them anytime, anywhere.
Your car’s manual
Your car’s manual contains heaps of important information about caring for and servicing your car. It also contains information about warning lights, so it will help you narrow down what’s wrong with your car in an emergency. Keep it in your glovebox so you always have it on hand.
When it comes to a breakdown, however, you can only be so prepared. So, if you are left stranded by the side of the road, contact Tows 2 Go today. Our Gold Coast team offers a range of towing services, including roadside assistance, emergency breakdowns and insurance and accident towing. Whatever you need, we have you covered.