There’s nothing more frustrating than being stranded on the road in West Valley City, Utah with cars passing you by, refusing to help. Cars are complicated things and can be difficult to maintain, but if you properly prepare you can be assured of safe driving.
Whether you’re driving a brand new Ford Fusion or your old Ford F150, there are many tools and accessories that will help you stay safe out on the road. Some items will help you repair your car and others will are there in case you can’t get it repaired.
Whatever the reason you’re stranded, you should always have these items in your vehicle.
One of the most common reasons for getting stranded is because you run out of gas. This happens all the time and can be extremely frightening if you are far from a gas station. The problem is made much more difficult if you have nothing to carry gas in.
Keep a gas can in your car at all times just in case you have to trek to the nearest gas station and carry some gas back to your car.
Experts, commuters, new drivers and Ford dealers alike all agree that one of the most important things to have on the road is a spare tire. If you get a flat, you won’t get far without a spare. This is by far the most common vehicle maintenance issue to deal with on the road.
Maybe you haven’t bought a spare tire because you don’t want to spend the extra money. This is a dangerous decision. When you do get a flat, you’ll have to buy a new tire anyway. You don’t want to be caught with a flat tire and no replacement.
Along with the spare tire, you should have a car jack and a tire iron in order to fix the flat tire.
Some other items include water bottles, jumper cables, duct tape and blankets. These are just essentials in case of other emergencies. You’ll be surprised how many car problems can be momentarily fixed with some extra water.