Kelly's Garage - Active Green and Ross - December 2013

 

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2013 is almost at an end. Some will be sad to see it end and others can’t wait for 2014 to arrive. In 2013, I gave 5 car care clinics at various Active Green and Ross locations. The photos have all been posted at www.activegreenross.com and they are also on my Kelly Williams Fan page on Facebook. If you would like to see a clinic held at a specific location please let me know so that I can let the shop owner know there is interest. I also try to answer most of the questions that are sent to me, so don’t stop.

If you are going out for New Year’s Eve make sure you’ve planned your transportation so that you will be safe on the road. Have a Happy New Year and the next time you hear from me it will be 2014!


 

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Russia and New Zealand are the first countries to celebrate New Years Eve.

This month's topic: Emergency Preparedness

How prepared are you if your vehicle were to break down? Sometimes, you can have a really well maintained vehicle and things still happen. Would you be able to stay warm in your vehicle for an extended period of time? I was supply teaching recently, and after I left school at the end of the day, my check engine light started flashing. From giving so many car care clinics, I know that a flashing check engine light isn’t a good thing and that I shouldn’t continue to drive. So I pulled over on the side of the road and thought about what to do. First I turned off my engine and then I called CAA. CAA said it would be 45 minutes before someone could get to me. There was nowhere for me to go to stay warm and I had to remain in my vehicle. This is what lead me write about being prepared for an emergency. We never think we are going to break down, but let’s face it, it sometimes happens.

  • Do you wear a decent winter jacket?
  • Do you wear winter boots or shoes? (What if you had to walk a distance?)
  • Do you keep a blanket in your vehicle?
  • Do you have a flashlight in case it’s dark when this happens?
  • Do you have a form of roadside assistance?
  • Do you keep a cell phone charger in your vehicle?
  • Do you keep any bottled water? (Hopefully it won’t be frozen)
  • Do you keep your gas tank above ½ in the winter? (Maybe you can keep your vehicle running for heat)
  • Do you have a Kelly Gear Emergency Roadside kit, with all of the basics?:-)

The temperature can drop very quickly in your vehicle in the winter. So it is important to be prepared for the worst. Hopefully you never had to use any of the above-mentioned items, but you just never know. I sure wasn’t expecting to break down on my way home from work a few weeks ago. By the time I got home, it was 4 hours later. Not a great way to end the day!


This month’s photo: If you are interested in one of my Kelly Gear Emergency Roadside kits you can purchase them from my website and they are at a new price.  Check it out.  www.kellysgarage.ca

 

 


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