Do You Have a Car Safety Kit? {Giveaway} #HyundaiDriveSquad

Are you prepared with a Car Safety Kit?

Do you know what to include in a car safety kit?


Car Safety Prize Pack
Courtesy of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. I am pleased to introduce you to Ted Mansell, Service Technician and longstanding Hyundai team member. Ted has been working on Hyundai vehicles for 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge on automotive safety to share.

I’m sure many of you take road trips in your vehicle during the warm summer months. There is nothing worse than getting stuck on the side of the road and not being prepared! This summer, we will be preparing our new vehicle for some family road trips and to help us be prepared, we will be following the recommendations below.

1) Say hello to sunshine:
Now that winter is over, it’s time to transition your vehicle into summer mode. To do this safely, be sure to:

  • Change from winter to summer tires. Winter tires lose their grip and longevity as the temperature rises.
  • Change your wiper blades if they are streaking and damaged from freezing in the winter.
  • Brush-up on your owner’s manual! A “check engine” light can come on for hundreds of reasons, so it’s important to know what to do if it lights up.
  • Check your fluid levels. Today’s engine compartment design makes it easy to check the minimum and maximum levels for most of your fluids.
  • When washing, remember to spray underneath your vehicle to clean the corrosive salt from all the nooks and crannies.

2) Take time for your tires:
Did you know that half of all breakdowns happen due to low tire pressure? The easiest thing to do is a circle check around your vehicle every time you go to drive your car. The front tires will naturally look softer than the rears, as they carry the most weight.
Here are some helpful hints:

  • Check your tire pressure once a month. Use the ideal tire pressure found on a label on the driver’s door jam and not the number on the tire itself. The one on the tire is its maximum rating, which could cause a harsh ride and uneven tire wear.
  • Avoid overfilling your tires. Use a quality air pressure gauge to be certain.
  • Under and over inflated tires increase fuel consumption, so keep them properly inflated for your wallet and your safety!
  • 3) Do you know where your spare tire is?
    Surprisingly, many Canadians do not! Know where it is and how to access it.
    Other important safety tips include:

    • You may need to use a custom wrench to release it from its mounting. Each vehicle is different so be sure to find out what type you need and how to use it.
    • Spare tires lose air over time, so ensure your spare is properly inflated before embarking on any road trip. The ideal pressure is also on the driver’s door jam.

    4) Adopt your very own vehicle safety checklist:
    Quality time on the road means mastering your vehicle safety checklist.
    Here is what should be on yours:

    • Do a circle check before every trip and look at the tires. Apply tips above if needed.
    • Make sure your lights are working. Be sure to check your headlights and tail lights.
    • Get a full service vehicle check-up once a season.
    • Ensure you know where your spare tire is and know how to change the tire yourself.
    • 5) Pack smart for your road trip:
      In your vehicle you should always have:

      • Air pressure gauge
      • Booster cables
      • Gloves for changing tires
      • Safety cones
      • Portable air compressor
      • Blankets
      • Tire wrench

      IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!

      Prize: An Ultimate road safety kit for your car (approximate $50 value) including:
      Foam and FLC Lined Gloves
      Tire Fix Heavy Duty Pressure Gauge
      Marker Cones, 12-in, 4-pk
      Rain-X Summer Washer Fluid
      Prestone Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant
      Open to: Canadian Residents
      Giveaway Ends: July 7, 2014 11:59pm EST

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101 Responses to Do You Have a Car Safety Kit? {Giveaway} #HyundaiDriveSquad

  1. jonnieh says:

    i think the marker cones are really important. It could be really dangerous to be parked on the side of the road, especially in bad weather, without some way to alert other drivers that you’re there.

  2. Tanya B says:

    booster cables and your cell phone I agree with Jonnieh in regards to the cones, I think I should get some.

  3. Anna W says:

    A spare tire and a jack.

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    A jack and booster cables.

  5. Melinda Jana says:

    spare tire, jack, booster cables and marker cones

  6. Darlene Schuller says:

    Booster Cables have proven to be what I’ve used most over the years.

  7. Shari D says:

    I think booster cables are the most important.

  8. Joanne Saunders says:

    My cell phone

  9. karla says:

    a spare tire and wrench

  10. Jenness Mills says:

    A window smasher

  11. ivy pluchinsky says:

    spare tire, window smasher, thermal blanket

  12. Chris Stockford says:

    spare tire, jack, booster cables!

  13. Heidi C. says:

    First aid kit, booster cables, spare tire, jack, blanket, window smasher…

  14. Tanis Sergeew says:

    First aid kit.

  15. Darwin says:

    First Aid kit, water, and a jack.

  16. Andrea Amy says:

    as far of car safety? properly installed car and booster seats for the kids.

  17. Donnas says:

    A spare tire and jack.

  18. Carol Denny says:

    A spare tire and my phone.

  19. Nicolthe pickle says:

    Cell phone.

  20. flowerchild23 says:

    Booster cables , spare tire and jack

  21. lazybones344 says:

    A cell phone to call for a tow or whatever you need.
    Denise S

  22. Lynda Cook says:

    I feel you should have a first aid kit, booster cables, flashlight, and a flare gun or a bright flashing light

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  24. Darlene W says:

    First aid Kit, booster cables, flashlight, traffic cones

  25. Elva Roberts says:

    Booster cables, Spare tire, first aid kit and blanket.

  26. Lucy says:

    a cell phone and spare tire

  27. UglyMummy says:

    a cellphone

  28. kelly says:

    I think it’s important to have booster cables.

  29. MrDPrize says:

    a CAA membership

  30. Amy says:

    I think that it’s important to have a Portable air compressor.

  31. Barbara Hutcheson says:

    ******SPARE TIRE*******

  32. Dave says:

    Safety is impotant

  33. Audrey Skinner says:

    I think it is very important to have booster cables in your car.

  34. Having access to a cell phone (or satellite phone for very remote areas) is import in case you need to call for help.

  35. Mel Borhi says:

    First aid kit, cellphone and booster cables

  36. Gwen Collins says:

    Booster cables and fire extinguisher for sure

  37. kristen visser says:

    first aid kit!

  38. jmjmjm99 says:

    booster cables & warm clothing

  39. Judy Cowan says:

    First Aid Kit and charged Cell Phone!

  40. Maegan Morin says:

    Booster Cables. Every time lol.

  41. Edmond Leung says:

    Booster cable. SOS.
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  42. Surso S. says:

    booster cables, first aid kit, blankets, batteries, and flashlights

  43. christina says:

    I think the most important is already having a pre-packed safety and survival kit in the vehicle at all times…….. you never know.

  44. piroska says:

    I’d say spare tire and first aid kit.

  45. nancy stokell says:

    a CAA membership

  46. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Booster cables & first aide kit

  47. Jeanette Jackson says:

    First Aid Kit and a phone

  48. Shellie Clark says:

    first aid kit

  49. Eldon Lai says:

    cell phone and spare tire

  50. raynebow12 says:

    i would say booster cables,a little tool kit and a cell phone

  51. Brynn says:

    Tire changing kit with a spare tire

  52. natasha s. says:

    Rain-X Summer Washer Fluid. we go through so MUCH extra wash during the summer!

  53. Ashley s says:

    First aid kit

  54. Darci Paice-Bailey says:

    cell phone and first aid kit

  55. Brandee H says:

    In the winter I have a special tub. But in the summer I have a kit with water, tire kit, first aid kit and flares (I travel in the country a lot). I likely would just call CAA if anything happened to my car though.

  56. ElaineB2 says:

    It’s hard to choose just one: a cell phone, a tire wrench and booster cables.

  57. julie_bolduc says:

    For sure its important for boast cables

  58. fossie55 says:

    First Aid Kit.
    Florence C

  59. Andrea Lamont says:

    a cell phone, to be used in emergencies

  60. leanne m says:

    first aid kit

  61. aly3360 says:

    I think a knife or a pair of scissors is most important. something to cut through seat belts or break windows.

  62. Teresa M says:

    I like to have a blanket in the car. I know that it sounds rather simple but I have a fear of the car breaking down in cold weather.

  63. lori b says:

    first aid kit

  64. lp says:

    so many things. if only one, then a cell phone. thanks

  65. Yuen Ch says:

    First aid kit

  66. angela mitchell says:

    A Cell phone would be the most important thing and a first aid kit as well.

  67. sarah sar says:

    A first aid kit!

  68. Brandi Y. says:

    Spare tire and first aid kit 🙂

  69. Robyn B. says:

    A first aid kit.

  70. tammy ta says:

    cell phone good to have to call for help

  71. dewinner says:

    Both kinds of anti freeze is the most helpful from the package, personal item is a cell phone

  72. Larker says:

    Cell phone and a send help sign

  73. sarah stickney says:

    booster cables

  74. kathy downey says:

    First aid kit

  75. Alexia Harvours says:

    cell phone and a flashlight

  76. Mims Wilton says:

    my BCAA card, jumper cables and food and blanket for baby incase we are somewhere it’s going to take a while to find us.

  77. Some warm clothes and a blanket are really important in the winter!

  78. Rene says:

    Appropriate carseats for the kids, and a cell phone for sure!

  79. Leah Lucas says:

    A good spare tire, a jack and jumper cables

  80. Jennifer P. says:

    From this set I would say the Marker Cones are the most important, and in general I think blankets, a flashlight, first aid kit, cell phone and water are most important.

  81. Carole Dube says:

    A blanket, candle in a tin container, first aid kit, a flash light and water.

  82. Jenn says:

    I have a combo seat belt cutter and glass break.

  83. Gillian Morgan says:

    My smartphone

  84. Doris says:

    a flashlight

  85. Julie G. says:

    Water and a blanket.

  86. Athena says:

    First Aid kit

  87. Jennifer Allen says:

    cell phone

  88. Karine says:

    water and blanket 🙂

  89. Juliee Fitze says:

    cell phone is a must for calling for help.

  90. Christy Martin says:

    I think everything in this kit is important, but I specifically think the Marker Cones are most important. Not only does it tell other drivers you need help, it marks yourself for a tow truck if you’ve called, but it is really sad to hear about cars or people being hit while stuck at the side of the road.

  91. KD says:

    A blanket in the winter!

  92. Kristi Renout says:

    A first aid kit!

  93. Jennifer L. says:

    A blanket

  94. Harvinderks says:

    Jumper cables, cell phone, water.

  95. Josie says:

    Definitely a first aid kit, blanket, water, jumper cables

  96. selbys says:

    I always have extra windshield fluid in the winter and a cell phone for emergencies

  97. Megan says:

    battery boosters are what I think is great for emergencies. However, I have been thinking a few blankets & some way to keep warm would be good.

  98. Shari Goss says:

    Cell phone.

  99. M Gibb says:

    First Aid Kit

  100. Lee-Ann Sleegers says:

    My CAA card & my cell phone.

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