Kelly's Garage - Active Green and Ross - December 2010

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As I write this newsletter there is about a foot of snow outside and it is -13 degrees Celsius. Brrrrrrr.  Before winter arrives we take time to buy a new winter jacket and boots but we don’t often take time to prepare our car. However, we don’t always take the time to make sure our vehicle is prepared. What would you do if you broke down on the side of the road and you weren’t prepared and your cell phone was dead? I have only needed to use my emergency road side kit twice in my life, two times too many if you ask me:)  The only problem is, I’ve needed my kit when I’ve been driving other peoples vehicles and guess what………..they didn’t have anything in their vehicle!  Make sure you are prepared just in case so that you can be safe.

Happy Holidays and safe driving.

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This month’s topic: Emergency Road Side Kit

The idea with an emergency road side kit is that you never need to use it.  However, last time I checked, your car won’t put up its’ hand and say I think I will break down today :)  So we need to be prepared. Now you can either buy a kit or you can make one up yourself and put it in your trunk.  This kit would make a great Christmas gift if you have a new driver in your family.  Below I will list a number of items that you should make sure are in your vehicle.  For a more complete list visit www.kellysgarageagr.ca and look at #20 in the service tips.

  • Booster Cables
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Snow brush/ice scraper
  • Blanket
  • First aid kit
  • Candles/tin can
  • Chocolate/power bar
  • Road Side Assistance card
  • Call police sign
  • Tow rope
  • Compact shovel

Take care of your car and it will take care of you!

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Did you know……….. Only 34% of Canadians surveyed by Car Care Canada have an emergency road side kit in their vehicle. Are you one of the 66% or the 34%?

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This months photo:

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