Emergency Roadside Kit Tips and Tricks for Your Toyota Vehicle
Getting stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere can be a terrifying experience, especially if you are unprepared when the situation arises. A great way to make sure you are prepared for the possibility of a roadside emergency is by creating an emergency roadside kit for your Toyota vehicle. The staff here at Toyota Palo Alto is here to help you with a few tips and tricks concerning the creation of your own emergency roadside kit for your Toyota!
Stock Your Emergency Roadside Kit with Necessary Items
The first tip you should follow is to stock your Toyota vehicle’s emergency roadside kit with items that are necessary for handling a roadside emergency. These generally include items that can either help you to resolve your roadside emergency or to keep you comfortable while you are waiting for roadside assistance to arrive at your location. Some of these necessary items for your emergency roadside kit include:
- First-Aid Kit
- Small Tool Kit
- Jumper Cables
- Quart of Motor Oil
- Gallon of Engine Coolant
- Bottled Water
- Space Blanket
- Triangle Reflectors
- Tire Pressure Gauge
- Flashlight with Batteries
Stock Your Emergency Roadside Kit with Additional Items
In addition to the necessary items highlighted above, we suggest that you consider stocking your emergency roadside kit with additional items that are specific to the climate you live in.
If you live in an area with harsh winter weather, then you should stock your emergency roadside kit with items that will help you in the winter. These items might include an ice scraper, kitty litter or sand for traction, and winter weather apparel. If you reside in a rainy climate, then you should stock your kit with a raincoat or poncho. Here in Palo Alto, the climate is rather mild but you should still consider stocking some of the above items in case we do experience some strange weather patterns or your travel to other areas of the country.
Feel free to contact our staff here at Toyota Palo Alto today with any questions that you might have about emergency roadside kits and what to include in them!
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