You have likely heard the sage advice to prepare a winter emergency kit for your vehicle, but you would be just as wise to create a summer emergency kit. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Jumper cables: Summer months mean you’ll be out later at parties, the drive-in, and the lake. In case someone leaves their lights on too long, have jumper cables on hand for a jump-start.
- Visibility equipment: Just because it stays light out longer doesn’t mean it never gets dark. Have flares and reflective hazard triangles in case you break down late at night. You should also have a flashlight with fresh batteries in your kit.
- Phone charger: Speaking of fresh batteries, always keep a phone charger in your car. Your phone is among your most vital resources in an emergency; you’ll need all the power you can get.
- Water: Staying hydrated in emergencies is crucial. Keep a pack of water bottles in your trunk.
- Blanket: It might be hot in the summer, but a blanket — especially a reflective one — can provide shade if you are stuck under the sun in a cloudless sky.
- Small toolkit: In case you need to fix anything under the hood, keep a small toolkit handy. Just make sure you know how to use the tools before trying to work on anything.
Make sure your car is up to the demands of summer by scheduling a maintenance appointment with our service department at Buds Chevrolet Buick.