Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Make A DIY Emergency Car Kit For Your Holiday Trip

Be prepared for (almost) any holiday emergency. 
Getting ready for that holiday road trip to visit the family? Peachtree Movers want to help you keep your trip as stress free as we keep your moves! You've got your tunes, your snacks and your gifts ready to go. Before you start that engine make sure your car is equipped with an emergency roadside kit. Flat tires and icy roads happen at the worst possible moments and can leave you stranded on the side of cold empty road with nothing but old candy wrappers. Oh, no! Emergency roadside kits can be purchased online, or you can assemble your own at home. Since car space is limited, here is a list of essential items to include in your kit:
  • Water – one gallon per person
  • Food – non-perishable items
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Jumper cables
  • Set of tire chains
  • Multipurpose tools like a screwdriver or knife
  • Emergency blanket
  • Extra fluids for your car, including 2 quarts of motor oil, a gallon of water and a funnel
  • Small fire extinguisher
  • Road flares
  • Map(s) of the area
  • WD-40
  • Bright cloth or emergency road sign to display in your window in case of trouble
  • First aid kit (should include extra supply of needed medications)
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items (toilet paper and wipes)
  • Umbrella or rain gear
Also, consider the needs of your passengers. Include specific items that could come in handy such as:
  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
Be sure you have a spare tire and a jack, and that you know how to use it! Don’t forget to charge your cell phone fully before leaving the house and check your vehicle tire pressure, oil and water conditions. Enjoy the holiday travels and call Peachtree Movers in Atlanta for a free quote on your next move at 404-355-8877 or visit us online at www.peachtreemovers.com

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