Tips for How to Handle an Automotive Emergency

If you've ever had a vehicle break down, you know it's a situation that's equal parts frightening and aggravating. You can lessen the inconvenience by preparing in advance so your next breakdown is as painless as possible.

Even if you're not mechanically inclined, learn how to use your vehicle's jack and how to change a tire so you're not struggling to figure it out by the side of the road in the dark. Keep a well-stocked emergency kit in your car at all times, refreshing its contents according to the seasons. In the winter, you'll want to keep kitty litter in your trunk for traction. In the summer, plenty of water and even a portable fan. You should also keep emergency flares, granola bars, a flashlight, a first aid kit, and a pair of jumper cables on hand. Remember to pull your car well away from passing traffic if possible and keep your doors locked until help arrives.

Keep your car out of the breakdown lane with regular maintenance by our qualified mechanics at Smithtown Volvo Cars.

 

 

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