Taking care of your car isn’t just about filling it with gas and getting the oil changed regularly. As a car owner, you want to be prepared for anything, including potential emergencies or mishaps. At Urban Autocare, we are dedicated to helping you care for your car and yourself, so we’ve put together a short guide on four things every car owner needs!

Jumper Cables

Jumper cables are one of the most important things to keep in your car at all times. Even if you’ve just replaced the battery in your car or your car is brand new, you never know when someone else might need your help! Keeping jumper cables or even a car-jumping kit in your trunk or backseat will help you be prepared for any car battery issues you may encounter. 

 

 


Emergency Kit

If you get stuck in severe weather, are in an accident, or come across someone who needs your help, are you prepared? You can be, with an emergency kit in your car. Your emergency kit should include everything you might need in case of emergencies, like first aid supplies, a couple of non-perishable food items, and other useful items, like duct tape, WD-40, tools, and more.

 

 


Extra Fluids

If you run out of washer fluid or need a top up on engine oil, it’s a good idea to have some on hand, just in case. These fluids don’t necessarily need to be kept in your car at all times, but it’s good to have these items stored in your home or your garage, if you have one.  Because wiper fluid can make the difference between a dirty windshield that’s hard to see out of and one that has great visibility, it’s important to keep your car topped up. Engine oil is also essential to keep around in case you need to top up your engine to keep it running smoothly!

 

 


Documentation

Another important thing to keep around is documentation! Make sure you have your owner’s manual, warranty information, insurance documentation, and your registration documents on hand in your car at all times in case of any emergencies or if you have to provide information to law enforcement for any reason. 

 

 


Staying safe in your car and keeping your car well-maintained doesn’t have to be a difficult task! With these four essential things every car owner needs, you’ll be prepared for anything on the road! Learn more about Urban Autocare by browsing our website, or read more car care information on our blog!