Making an Emergency Car Kit | Edinburg, TX

Making a Car Emergency Kit | Edinburg, TX | Bert Ogden Buick GMC

Disaster can strike at any moment when you are on the road. And should that disaster happen when you are in a more remote area or during extreme weather, it is crucial that you are prepared with a car emergency kit that you can store safely in your trunk.

What should you include in your car emergency kit? Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

In case of severe weather on any end of the spectrum…

  • Hats, gloves, scarves and coats
  • Blankets
  • Rain ponchos
  • A battery-powered fan
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant

In case you’ll be there for a while…

  • A case of bottled water
  • Nonperishable food items, like protein bars and trail mix (something that won’t melt in the car!)
  • Medicine
  • A first-aid kit
  • Cell phone chargers and a charged power bank in case the car’s battery dies

In case you need to fix something…

  • A battery-powered radio
  • A flashlight
  • Jumper cables
  • A spare tire
  • A toolkit or multitool
  • Flares
  • A collapsible shovel
  • An ice scraper

In case you are traveling with kids or pets…

  • Baby formula
  • Diapers
  • Dog food
  • Easy forms of entertainment, like coloring books

In the age of COVID-19, we also recommend packing a few extra facemasks.

Staying safe during COVID-19

Vehicle emergencies aren’t the only crisis we are up against. Practice strict safety measures to help protect you and your loved ones during COVID-19. Family-owned Bert Ogden Buick GMC in Edinburg, Texas, is doing its part by enhancing safety measures, including thorough cleaning of all vehicles before and after service and test drives, regular sanitation of all common areas, and required masks on property. We also encourage you to take advantage of our contactless service options and our Express Checkout, which allows you to purchase a new vehicle completely online, even arranging for at-home delivery.

Is your vehicle due for a maintenance check? The service technicians at Bert Ogden Buick GMC in Edinburg, Texas, are ready to help.


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