During the summer months, many people will be planning road trips with their families and friends while school is out and the weather is warm. Because summer means more traveling, there will be more cars out there on the road and traffic always brings the possibility of an accident.
Although you may not even want to think about a car accident occurring, it is always a good idea to be prepared for anything - just in case. A minor accident may not ruin your entire trip, but not having the things you need can put a damper on your journey.
We recommend packing a safety kit with you, just in case you find yourself in some sort of vehicle accident or emergency. The safety kit should have the essentials, such as your Driver’s License, car registration, and your insurance card and medical information.
Some other items you should always have on hand include a phone and phone charger, water, snacks, jumper cables, emergency phone numbers, spare tire and tire changing kit, flashlights, flares, blankets, and a first aid kit. You never know what situation you may find yourself in, and being prepared is the best way to ensure your safety.
Another way you can prepare for the road is by regular maintenance and service here at Ervine's & Grand Rapids Hybrid. Many car accidents are caused by mechanical failures, so taking care of maintenance will help you avoid unexpected breakdowns and car failure situations. If you're due for maintenance, give us a call or stop by our shop today!