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8416 118 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5B 0S5

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Be Safe. Be Prepared.

Basit Alqubaisi - Friday, December 26, 2014

Being stranded, hurt, or lost is one of the scariest possibilities when driving. Are you prepared for an emergency? 

These are some items you should always have in your car:

  • the manual for your car which should already be in your glove box
  • spare tire, tire jack, tire iron in case you need to change a tire
  • gauge to check your tire pressure if they feel low
  • jumper cables to boost your battery if you're having trouble starting your car
  • flashlight for if you get stuck in the dark
  • first-aid kit in case you or a passenger gets injured
  • map to help you find your way if you get lost
  • blanket to keep warm and dry 
  • flares to bring attention to you in the dark so that you don't get hit by another vehicle 
  • non-perishable snacks in case you are lost or stranded for a while and get hungry
  • water bottles to keep yourself hydrated at all times
  • multi-tool and waterproof matches to assist you with all sorts of different situations
  • contact information for your local Mechanic Shop: Call Optimum Auto at (780) 477-2883.

During Winter, things are a little more complicated and a lot more dangerous due to the weather and conditions of the roads. 

Some additional items you should have in your vehicle during cold weather include:

  • gloves to keep warm
  • shovel in case you need to dig your car out of a snow pile
  • ice scraper to keep your windows clear
  • sand or kitty litter to provide traction if you are spinning out in the snow

If you are having any problems with your vehicle, come in to Optimum Auto to make sure everything is in working order.

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