Don’t Get Caught Unprepared
Disaster can strike at any time. You could be at home when a major disaster takes place or you could find yourself in your vehicle out on the road. Whatever the case may be, it is of the utmost importance that you have a vehicle well equipped to handle any emergency situation. In this post, I’ll cover the top auto accessories you can outfit your personal vehicle with that will better ensure you are prepared when disaster strikes.
Emergency Jump Starter
While most vehicles have a pair of jumper cables in their trunk, a dead battery will still be a problem if you don’t have a car with a working battery to help jump yours. However, emergency jump starters allow you to jump start your dead battery even if there are no other vehicles around to help. If you happen to be in a remote area or are just not able to wait for someone to drive by and help, an emergency jump starter will get your battery working again in no time, allowing you to be back on the road and on your way to your destination.
Locking Tonneau Cover
A locking tonneau cover (aka truck bed cover) is a valuable asset for your pickup truck in emergencies. It’s during disasters and emergencies when opportunists try to take advantage of the chaos and thieves will look for what can be stolen. When a lockable hard top tonneau cover is combined with a locking tailgate, you will have the most secure protection for the contents of your truck bed. If you are making a run to the store when supplies are running low, you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your truck bed’s cargo is locked down and protected against theft.
Another one of the top auto accessories to have in times of crisis is emergency lighting. You will have much more added visibility when your vehicle is equipped with a rotating LED light system. This is essential when you are involved in a road emergency. If you have to make a stop on the side of a highway, your emergency lighting will ensure your vehicle is easy to see and will allow other cars on the road to slow down and avoid hitting yours. Emergency LED light systems do a much better job of communicating to other drivers to slow down than the standard hazard lights on your car.
While grille guards can be a stylish upgrade to a truck or SUV, they also provide valuable functionality in the form of protection to the front of your vehicle. Grille guards are often called “deer guards,” because they keep your front end protected if a deer happens to unexpectedly jump out in front of your vehicle. That said, they also provide extra protection in regular vehicle-to-vehicle collisions. Accidents like these can become more common during times of crisis. The grille guard is your best friend during these times, installing onto your vehicle’s frame to provide maximum stability and strength.
Roof Racks and Cargo Carriers
In times of emergency, you may need to move your belongings quickly and your personal vehicle may be all you have at your disposal. A great way to add storage capacity to your ride is with roof racks and cargo carriers. A base rack system is installed on the roof of your vehicle and can provide leverage to tie down cargo that is not able to fit in your trunk. Other options are cargo bags and hard top boxes. The advantage to having these top auto accessories is that they are key lockable which, again, is extremely beneficial if you are in an emergency situation where thieves are about and looting is taking place.
Interior Storage Boxes
In addition to adding storage space on top of your vehicle, you can also add storage and organization inside your vehicle with interior storage boxes. Under-the-seat gearboxes provide a great deal of room to store and organize your belongings in a place that thieves may not even think to check. Another benefit of this type of storage is that you can keep your emergency supplies tucked away inside your vehicle, so you don’t have to scramble to load it up if you have to bug out at a moment’s notice.
Top Auto Accessories Ensure You’re Prepared for What Life Throws At You
In an emergency situation, you will have much more peace of mind if you don’t have to worry about whether your vehicle is properly equipped to handle such a situation. Outfitting your vehicle and stocking up on the right supplies now before you are in a time of crisis is the best way to put yourself in a place where you can weather these kinds of bad times. You will sleep much better at night knowing your vehicle is accessorized with products that will help you out in any kind of disaster you may encounter.
Jim works for Auto Accessories Garage, a family owned online retailer containing the top auto accessories and parts.
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