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Simple Car Advise: Roadside Emergency Kit

Roadside Emergency Kit

Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove would like to remind our loyal customers and their families to keep an Emergency Roadside Kit in their vehicle(s). Nobody can predict when an accident or at minimum a blocked road that can leave you stranded for hours. If you find yourself on one of those scenarios, having a Roadside Emergency Kit with the proper components can make the difference in keeping you and your passengers safe until help arrives. Depending on the issue, securing the right tools can go make a big difference in turning a bad situation into something a bit more tolerable.

While many of these items can usually be found in most trunks, not all Roadside Emergency Kits are the same. While there are many kits available on the market, you can always prepare your own for the type vehicle you drive, as well as the typical weather conditions where you generally travel or live. As most Garden Grove drivers know, you can be skiing in our local mountains in the afternoon and having dinner in our desert climate in the same day. Meaning, it’s best to prepare for both hot and cold scenarios.

Here are some essentials for your Roadside Emergency Kit:

Flares & Lighting
One of the most important safety items for your kit are flares or reflective triangles, these will warn other drivers of the roadside hazard. In case of a breakdown they should be spaced out evenly along the roadside behind your vehicle. For a longer-lasting option, invest in battery-operated LED flares.

Jumper Cables
These are another essential for every vehicle. Batteries can die or lose their charge at the least opportune moment; jumper cables, with a jump-start from another vehicle, can at least get you to the next service station. You should also consider carrying a separate battery pack for starting your car if no one is around.

Car Fluids & Tools
Flat tires are one of the most common roadside problems, but it’s not always possible to change a tire. Including a can of tire inflator and sealant in your kit, if it’s a small leak you’ll have a better chance at making it to a service station and at minimum a safer place to pull over. here are a few additional recommendations: motor oil, coolant, extra windshield wiper blades, and a toolkit with screwdrivers, pliers, and an adjustable wrench.

First Aid Kit
A first-aid kit is an must have item and is indispensable for addressing smaller, everyday injuries and more serious wounds in the case of an accident. You can purchase them pre-packed with all the essentials or assemble one customized to your needs.

Car Accessories for Winter / Mountains

An ice scraper, a spray bottle with washer fluid, snow chain, blankets, a sleeping bag or a heat-retaining emergency survival blanket, bottled water and long-lasting food items such as energy bars can be rotated out over time.

Car Accessories for Summer / Desert

Bottled water and long-lasting food items such as energy bars can be rotated out over time. Hat with a wide brim, Sunglasses, sturdy knife / multitool, several large leaf bags or solar blankets for instant body shelter from the sun, a small mirror or a signal mirror, matches, butane lighter or flint and steel, a police-type whistle, flashlight and batteries, duct tape.

Lastly, if you are planning a family road trip it’s always a good idea to visit Orozco’s Auto Service for a pre-trip inspection or call Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove today at 714-537-0076 to schedule a free appointment. Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!


Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs

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