It’s gift-giving crunch time so if you’re still struggling with what to give a loved one, family member or friend this holiday season, the perfect present may be related to vehicle safety. Tire pressure gauges, flash lights, ice scrapers, emergency kits, windshield wipers are ideal for any drivers on your list.
These small and relatively inexpensive items play a big role in vehicle safety and reliability especially during winter driving when road conditions can be hazardous and unpredictable. They’re perfect stocking stuffers or holiday gifts that show the drivers on your list that you truly care about their safety this holiday season.
Low tire pressure and windshield wipers were among the top items with the highest failure rates during community car care vehicle checks last year. Tire pressure should be checked at least once a month as properly inflated tires are critical to the vehicle’s ride, handling, traction and safety. For optimum performance, wiper blades should be replaced every six months or when cracked, cut, torn, streaking or chattering.
An emergency road kit is something that can be easily compiled or purchased. A kit should include an ice scraper and snowbrush, jumper cables, flashlight, flares, blanket, candles/matches, bottled water and dry food snacks.
Happy Holidays from everyone at Douglas Automotive Repair Inc!