Vehicles bring us convenience, ease of travel and independence. In some cases, however, they can also be the causes of life-threatening situations or inconveniences. It’s important to ready your vehicle and yourself for any situation with the necessary knowledge, skills, emergency kits and other important items. Let’s take a look at 5 ways you can prepare for a roadside emergency and be ready for the towing company Vancouver once they arrive.
Always keep an emergency kit in your car – one could be a first aid kit for health emergencies and the other a vehicle emergency kit. Consider stocking up on different size bandages, hand sanitizer, antibiotic ointment, pain relief medicine, cotton balls, Q-tips, gauze pads and tweezers. In your vehicle emergency kit, you could stock up on some road flares, jumper cables, an extra warm blanket, drinking water, some non-perishable snacks, a small tool kit, some extra batteries, duct tape, a flashlight and raincoats. Always keep a spare tire and the tools necessary to change it.
Phone & Charger
You never know what could happen. You experience a collision and your phone breaks, or you forget your charger at home and you are stuck on the side of the road with a broken-down car and no battery life left on your phone. Keep an old cellphone in your glove compartment along with an extra charger.
Improve Your Skills
Part of being prepared for roadside emergencies is having basic knowledge and a basic set of skills that could come in handy or even save someone’s life. Get first aid emergency training, learn how to change a spare tire from start to finish, and learn how to use jumper cables to jumpstart your car or someone else’s should they need it.
During winter, running into an emergency roadside situation requiring towing Vancouver can be especially nerve-wracking. It can also bring about extra risks and dangers due to ice, snow and freezing conditions. Consider having extra warm blankets, extra food, de-icer, a small shovel and heating pads that heat up with a simple shake. These could save your life while waiting for a towing Vancouver company to arrive.
Have Aria Towing’s Information
Save Aria Towing’s number on your phone as well as on a spare piece of paper in your glove compartment in case your phone dies.