A breakdown can occur at any time, which is good enough reason to prepare for one when it happens—especially if you are a frequent off-road rider. No one wants to deal with their car breaking down, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Here’s how to prepare for a car breakdown.
One of the most common breakdowns that happen to people is a dead battery. To get ahead of this issue, leave jumper cables in your car at all times so you can get it up and running again. You can even go one step further and have a portable car battery handy, so you don’t need another vehicle to jumpstart your dead one.
Flat Tire Kit
Another common breakdown that many people face is a flat tire. Knowing how to repair a flat tire is one of the basic things you should know as a car owner, partially because it can happen so easily. Have all the tools for a flat tire repair handy in your vehicle. There are three main items you need to fix a flat tire:
- A spare tire
- A jack
- A lug wrench
Unfortunately, we don’t get to decide when our car will breakdown. In some cases, your breakdown will happen at night. It can be extremely difficult to repair a car at night, which is why you want to have a flashlight handy in your vehicle so you can properly assess and fix your vehicle.
Besides preparing for a car repair, you should also be ready for any injuries that might occur. You don’t want to run the risk of getting an infection after you potentially cut yourself from trying to deal with your car break down. This is why a first-aid kit is extremely helpful for breakdown situations.
If you’re an off-road driver, it’s important to know how to prepare for a car breakdown because, often, trails are in the middle of nowhere. And in these situations, help can be hard to come by. That’s why, along with supplies for a breakdown, you should invest in specialized parts and accessories. AM Off-Road offers Jeep Wrangler drivers off-road parts, so you can be as safe on your adventure as possible.