If you’ve ever bought a car, you know the importance of checking its car safety features before you purchase. You’d look out for airbags, antilock braking systems (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC) and seat belt pre-tensioners, among other safety features the car should have. But what about after you’ve bought a car?
We often forget that car safety is important at all times, not just when you’re researching which car to buy. Regular servicing and car checks ensure your car is well maintained and safe for the road, but they may not prepare you for emergency situations such as a flat tyre or getting stranded in a remote area with no water, phone, or data signal. It may sound a bit far-fetched, but it does happen.
People don’t really consider unexpected situations until they are experiencing it. This makes minor inconveniences for the prepared, serious inconveniences for the unprepared.
If you stop and think about what could happen while you’re driving, like a breakdown, flat battery or punctured tyre, you can then prepare yourself to handle these situations.
This list of 10 items you should always have in your car can save you a lot of time and hassle and ensures you’re prepared for just about anything you might encounter on the road.
Source: Driving Test VIC
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