What You Need In A Car Emergency Kit


When driving, you should always be prepared for roadside emergencies. Keep a well stocked car emergency kit to be ready for those unexpected events. Be prepared for a flat tire, a dead battery and being stranded along the road in the cold of winter or the heat of summer.

The best stocked car emergency kit will have all of these elements included in it.
1. Extra fuses for lights and other electronic components which may blow a fuse and stop working.
2. Blanket just in case it’s cold and the car won’t start allowing you to turn on the heat.
3. Flashlight with fresh batteries so you can see what you’re doing in the dark.
4. Tools to us for making repairs like a set of screwdrivers, vise grips, pliers and an adjustable wrench.
5. Roadside flares to alert other drivers to your location along the side of the road.
6. First-aid kit to attend to wounds you may have suffered while fixing your car.
7. Gloves to protect your hands as you do the necessary work on your car.
8.  At least two quarts of oil
9. Jumper cables for a battery charge.
10. One gallon of antifreeze
11. Brake fluid
12. Tire inflator
13. Tire pressure gauge
14. Rags and a funnel for pouring fluids in the proper places.
15. Quick fix tools including a duct tape and paper towels.
17. Washer fluid in a spray bottle
18. Ice scraper to clear your windshields in the cold.
19. AAA or roadside emergency card
20. Triangle reflectors and flares to make your car more visible to passersby.
21.   Pocketknife for cutting.
22. Bottled water to rehydrate.
23. Granola or energy bars to eat if you’re stranded a long time and can’t get to a food stop.

Keep everything in one easy to access location, like in a small plastic tub placed securely in your trunk.  Some optional things you could add to your kit include a good book in your favorite genre or fully charged Kindle, a pillow, a beach chair and a tasty treat.

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How to Find A Good Contractor in Your Area

how do i find a good contractor

Finding a trusted, experienced, and licensed contractor can be as difficult as finding a family doctor. You need to find out about your contractors licenses that he/she holds, you need to also take references, and it would be a good idea to see photos of past projects or some sort of portfolio of past work that has been performed. Above all, finding out licensing is the most important part of the search for a contractor, as a fully-licensed contractor protects both you, the contractor, and any workers that are working on the site of the project.

how to find a contractor in my area

Depending on what area you live in, there will be a number of different licenses that your contractor may hold. State-by-State, requirements vary, so it is imperative that you educate yourself on laws and regulations in your state and region first, then — based off of those findings — start the contractor selection process.

Some states and companies make it much easier to expedite your contractor search. Roofers Supply — home office in Salt Lake City, Utah, and five locations around the State of Utah — makes the entire process easy by offering a contractor referral program in all of its locations and through their website. A quality roofing supply company, Roofers Supply is constantly networking and review local contractors so that quality contractor referrals are always on-hand. Hand-picked by staff with decades of experience in both residential and commercial construction, you can rest-assured that the background and efficiency of these professionals have been checked and cleared to work on your next project.

To take advantage of roofing contractor, residential contractor, or commercial construction contractors, visit Roofers Utah:

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