What should I have in my car for emergencies?
Here are the must-have items Crosby says should be part of every car emergency kit:
- Charged cell phone.
- First-aid kit.
- Fire Extinguisher.
- Three reflective warning triangles.
- Tire gauge.
- Foam tire sealant.
- Jumper cables.
- Flashlight and extra batteries.
Method 2 Driving Your Car Out
- Turn your all-wheel drive on, if you have it.
- Put your car in the lowest gear.
- Straighten your wheels.
- Rock the car out.
- Ride your brakes.
- Release a little air from your tires, if you can't get out by rocking the car.
- Avoid spinning your tires.
- It simply means that you change to a high gear (4 or 5) or a low gear (1 or 2). The basic rule is that you change up through the gears as the speed of the car increases and down when you need more power from the engine. For example, you would change down when climbing a hill or pulling away at low speed.
- Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Starter Relay. Common signs include the vehicle not starting, starter staying on after the engine started, intermittent issues starting, and a clicking sound. One of the most important – and most forgotten – components of any vehicle's ignition system is the starter relay.
- This is usually caused by a faulty ignition switch. It can also be caused by attempting to crank the engine when it is already running. Kick Back: This is caused by the engine rocking back while the pinion is engaged and the starter is trying to crank, but the pinion is misaligned with the flywheel.
In Case of Emergency
- First Aid Kit. Work on a car long enough and you'll need to dress a pinched finger.
- Fire Extinguisher.
- Flares, LED Flashing Light, or Road Reflector.
- Multi-Head Screwdriver and Wrench.
- Work Gloves.
- Tire Air Pressure Gauge.
- Snow Brush & Ice Scraper.
- Car. A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation. Most definitions of car say they run primarily on roads, seat one to eight people, have four tires, and mainly transport people rather than goods.
- Steps to take when an emergency occurs:
- Take a deep breath.
- Count to 10. Tell yourself you can handle the situation.
- Check for danger. Protect yourself and the injured person from fire, explosions, or other hazards.
- Try to look at the situation as a whole.
- WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE NEEDS HELP:
- Stay calm, and call your local emergency number (such as 911).
- Start CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) or rescue breathing, if necessary and if you know the proper technique.
- Place a semiconscious or unconscious person in the recovery position until the ambulance arrives.
Updated: 26th November 2019