kit should include battery jumper cables, flashlight, set of tools, first
aid kit and reflective triangle.
Always try a
have a cell phone with you while travelling in your car.
yourself with the operation of your car's jack so you'll know how to use
it in case of a flat.
Make sure your
wiper blades are functioning effectively, as they affect your visibility
during serious rain storms. Also,
ensure your window wash is always full to ensure any road residue and
spray generated from vehicles on the road can be quickly and effectively
removed from the windshield.
Keep a can of
Fix A Flat in the trunk for quick fixes in case you have a flat at night,
or in a dangerous neighbourhood.
Make sure your
on-board toolkit is available in the car and carries a comprehensive set
of tools, the most important of which is the lug wrench.
children or pets in an unattended vehicle, even for a minute. A locked car sitting in the sun quickly
turns into an oven. Temperatures
can climb from 78 to 100 degrees in just 3 minutes.
including high beams, turn signals and brake lights must be in working
condition and headlights must be aimed correctly. Always ensure your headlamps are clear
from oxidation which affects the ability to adequately light the road. Be sure to check your headlights, brake
lights, and other bulbs monthly for damage or blown bulbs.
Ensure you are
sensitive to any brake issues on your car. An obvious sign is when the
brake light is illuminated, in which case you need to get your car brakes
looked at immediately. Other tell tale signs include the vehicle pulling to
one side when you brake, jerking to a stop or a loud metallic noise when
the brakes are applied, or the brakes feel “soft” and you need to pump
them in order for them to work correctly.