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We all have cursed ourselves for not keeping these in mind. So let’s be ready from now on.

entertainment Updated: Mar 04, 2010 01:45 IST
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Hindustan Times

Safety saves. Well! If you are amongst those who take out their car on the roads every day, here are a few things one should always keep in mind and keep handy to avoid being stuck in the middle of nowhere.

Check tyres and tyre pressure.

Check if all lights, including hazards lights, are working.

Make sure you have a spanner, jack and rod in case you have a flat tyre.

If there’s a woman who is driving alone, have the emergency-breakdown numbers at an arm’s length. You can also avail their annual breakdown services.

Take common car checking lessons like, checking the oil level, coolant level and water level in wiper bottle.

Make sure your wiper blades’ rubbers are fine.

Always store the numbers of your nearest workshop in case of emergency.

You should replace your car batteries every two to three years. Fill the batteries with distilled water and not normal tap water.

Always have a fire extinguisher, torche and 12V lighter holder where you can also charge your mobile in case of emergency.

Get the service of your car done after every 10000 kms.

- Inputs from Amanpreet Ahluwalia, Car modifier, Auto Attitudes.

First Published: Mar 03, 2010 17:16 IST