Sunday, January 20, 2008

B 4 Hittng The Road (pt 2)

Emergency Car Care Kit

Probably the single most important item you should include in your kit is a pair of jumper cables. You never know when you car's battery may run low and you will need the cables to start her up. Dead batteries are among the major reasons why people call auto clubs or automakers for roadside assistance. Save yourself the expense and time of calling a tow truck. In addition, you can also play Good Samaritan when someone else needs a jump start. If you are not sure how to use them, read the instructions in your owner's manual. Be careful when connecting the cables to the battery. Besides the traditional cables, there are also compact cables available that fit into a glovebox. It's not a bad idea to have a battery booster in your emergency kit. If there isn't another car around, a booster containing its own battery can be merely connected to the posts of your dead battery to give it a jump.

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