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08/30/2016
Driving can be kind of a hassle when you have to deal with a stranded vehicle, an accident, or other less-than-ideal situations. That's why it's always important to be prepared for when those situations present themselves, so you can handle them appropriately and continue on your merry way. More often than not, however, to deal with the circumstances thrown at you, you will need to have certain items in your vehicle. To learn what some of these are so you can include them and be ready for unexpected incidents, continue reading.

Items You Should Definitely Have in Your Vehicle, Courtesy of the Synthetic Oil Experts in Edmonton

Tools and Equipment

One of the most obvious types of items you should definitely have in your vehicle are the vehicle's tools and its equipment. After all, you never know when your vehicle will decide to stop working as it should, and leave you stranded on the side of the road. That's why, it's important to check on said tools and equipment, and not only ensure that they're there, but also verify that they are in good working condition in case they're ever needed. Furthermore, you may even want to take mechanic lessons or read through their instructions, so you know how to fix minor issues that may occur to your vehicle while you're cruising. Some of the tools and equipment you should keep are:
  • a spare tire
  • a tire iron
  • a tire jack
  • jumper cables
  • a bottle of coolant
  • a new gas can
  • a siphon pump
  • reflective triangles
 

An Emergency Kit

Another great way to stay safe and deal with situations effectively while you're on the road, is to keep an emergency kit in your vehicle. This way, if there's an injury, an accident, a natural disaster, or another emergency going on, you will be able to remain safe through it. Again, we also recommend that you take a look at the items' condition, and that you restock them periodically so you don't ever have to go without something you may need in an emergency. To that end, be sure to include the following items inside your emergency kit:
  • bottled water
  • non-perishable foods
  • blankets
  • a fire extinguisher
  • charged cell phone and its charger
  • a first aid kit (filled with basic medical equipment, such as band-aids, alcohol, syringes, disposable gloves, and thermometers; and medicine, like antibiotics, antihistamines, antiseptics, paracetamol, etc.)
One way to keep accidents from occurring while you drive, is to ensure your vehicle gets regular maintenance. For instance, make sure to feed it with a full synthetic oil change in Edmonton to keep its engine in top condition. Call Jim Ackney, an AMSOIL authorized dealer in Edmonton, at (780) 476-0545 for more information.

Important Information

Among the types of items you should keep in your vehicle are those that can help you in a different way, for example, when you're pulled over by a policeman, or when you need help from someone. That's why it's also crucial that you have important papers and information by your side in case they're needed when you're driving down the road. Some of that important information you should have is:
  • your insurance papers and/or information
  • an updated version of your license
  • an updated version of your vehicle's registration
  • your vehicle's owner's manual
  • the contact information of trustworthy friends and/or relatives
  • the contact information of a reliable mechanic
  • the contact information of the authorities.

Extra Items

Finally, we recommend that you also keep a bunch of miscellaneous objects that can really make a difference when the situation calls for them. As mentioned a few times over in this post, it's not only important that you check that you have them with you, but that they're working right, and that they'll be able to serve their purpose if you should ever reach out for them. A few examples of these extra items you should have are:
  • a bottle of hand sanitizer
  • a lighter
  • a pair of scissors
  • tissues
  • an umbrella
  • a change of clothes and a jacket
  • emergency cash
  • a flashlight
  • batteries

Call Jim Ackney if You're Searching for the Most Effective Synthetic Oil in Edmonton

If you feel that your vehicle is in need of a full synthetic oil change in Edmonton, remember that you can trust in Jim Ackney, an AMSOIL authorized dealer in Edmonton, to provide the products it requires to continue running smoothly and performing better than ever. Call (780) 476-0545 if you're in need of some guidance to find the best products to maintain your vehicle in perfect working condition, or check out their online store if you're ready to place an order for the top performing synthetic oil in Edmonton. 
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