Stock Your Vehicle with These Emergency Supplies

Nobody wants to get stranded by a breakdown or a flat tire during a road trip or daily commute — but it’s wise to be prepared just in case. If you haven’t already, consider stocking your vehicle with these supplies to keep yourself safe in a roadside emergency.

Tools

Jumper cables are a must for your vehicle supply stash — they’ll come in handy if your battery dies. An inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack are essential as well. You may also want to carry a small tool kit and duct tape just in case.

Safety supplies

To keep your vehicle — and yourself — visible on the side of the road, make sure you stock reflective triangles, a reflective vest, and a flashlight with extra batteries. For especially serious situations, a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit are recommended.

Other items

Increase your preparedness by keeping nonperishable snacks and drinking water in your vehicle. A rain poncho and compass will be useful if you need to walk to get help. An extra car charger will help you keep your phone powered up.

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Winter equipment

During the winter months, you’ll want to equip your vehicle with a shovel and snow brush, a warm blanket and extra clothing, and cat litter to provide traction if you get stuck in a drift.

The best way to avoid breakdowns and stay out of roadside trouble is to keep up with scheduled maintenance here at Ken Nelson CDJR in Dixon, Illinois. We can also hook you up with a new CDJR vehicle that includes Roadside Assistance Service as part of the warranty coverage!

Get Back on Track with New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions - Dixon, IL
New Year’s Resolutions – Dixon, IL

We might be in the early days of 2020. Unfortunately, some of us have already given up on our goals and we are just a few weeks into January. Here are some strategies to get back on track with your New Year’s resolutions.

Think About Your Reasons

Why did you choose your resolution in the first place? If you can reconnect with your original motivations, it should help get you back on track. For example, if your goal was to pay off debt, remind yourself of the freedom you will feel once that debt is gone.

Use Setbacks to Reevaluate

If you feel like you have already failed, instead of giving up, use whatever setbacks you encountered to give yourself a new approach. If you are struggling to get a new job, consider rewriting your resume to focus on different strengths.

Ask for Help

We all work better when we have accountability. If you can find a friend or family member who can work alongside you or provide you with encouragement along the way, you are more likely to reach your goals.

If you need a new vehicle to accompany you on your 2020 adventures, stop by Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.