Whether you’re sticking close to home or venturing farther away during the warmer months, it’s wise to be prepared for an emergency. Get ready for unexpected situations by stocking your vehicle with these important summer safety supplies.
Hot summertime temperatures can quickly cause dehydration, especially if you are doing any physical activity. If you are going out, be sure to bring along a water bottle along. Keep a case of water bottles in your trunk for an emergency.
First aid kit
You never know when someone in your family might fall on a hike and need some bandages. Keep a first aid kit in your car with antibiotic ointment, bandages, pain relievers, bug repellent, and a small supply of any prescriptions your family needs.
If your vehicle brakes down and there is no nearby shade, it won’t take long for your car to get dangerously hot. A simple sun shelter, like a beach umbrella, can give you some shade while you wait for help.
Charged cell phone
You may have a few old cellphones sitting around your house. Charge one of them up, turn it off, and keep it in your car. Even if it doesn’t have service, you can use it to make emergency calls.
With these safety supplies, your vehicle will be well-prepared for summer adventures. For even more peace of mind, visit one of Motor Inn Auto Group’s Iowa locations and we’ll take care of all your vehicle’s scheduled service and any needed repairs.