and how to handle them safely.
Have you ever been stuck along the side of the road because of car trouble? It could be a flat tire, dead battery or overheating engine, either way it certainly puts a crimp in your day.
Prepare ahead of time for the most common roadside emergencies. A simple car kit and instructions to fix the problem may be all you need to get safely back on the road.
In this infographic you’ll learn:
- How to change a flat tire
- How to use the rocking method to get a stuck vehicle moving again
- What to do with an overheating engine
- How to jumpstart a car with a dead battery
- What to do after a car accident
First you should build a simple vehicle emergency kit with the following items:
- First Aid Kit
- Universal Lug Wrench
- Folding Emergency Safety Triangle
- Jump Cables
- Antifreeze / Coolant
- Engine Oil
- Spare Tire
- Tire Jack
- Tire Pressure Gauge
- Note pad and pen
- Owner manual
- High Visibility Safety Vest
- Food and water
Review these 5 Common Roadside Emergencies so you are prepared for your next roadside challenge. Have you ever needed an emergency kit?
I wish when people give “infographics” they would use a format that can be put on several pages. when I paste into a Word doc, it is SOOOO TEENY that I can’t use it and makes it pretty much worthless.
Hey Shelle! I love this infographic! I just bought a roadside assistance kit for these reasons.
I hope that you don’t mind but I shared the link to this post on my blog at http://www.smartpreppergear.com/prepper-talk-weekly-roundup-october-14th-2015/. As a fellow blogger I know how much we like to share backlinks. I look forward to reading more of your posts.
Victoria Addington says
I’ll be traveling to Texas this coming weekend to visit my grandparents. Since it take at least four hours to get there without traffic, I’d like to find a roadside repair service in case I experienced any car issues along the road. Like what you mentioned, overheating engine or a dead battery are the common problems I’ve encountered before which took me hours to fix. This time, I want to have it handled by a professional so I could get there on time.
Linda Tucker says
Thank you so much for sharing these five common roadside emergencies, as well as a list of things to keep in your car. Since my family and I are going on a road trip in a few weeks, I want to be 100% prepared for absolutely anything. It sounds like it might be a good idea to find a good roadside service since some of these common problems like a stuck vehicle and overheated engine could require that kind of assistance.