The state requires auto insurance to legally drive, just in case something unfortunate happens. In much the same way, it is important for you to take steps to minimize the effects of a negative road experience. This could be something as simple as having the right equipment to quickly rectify a problem. At Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Bowie, your Jeep dealer in MD, we have a few ideas about what would be most helpful.

Cellphone and Charger

While most people are always likely to have a phone on them, the level at which its charged can vary wildly. When you have car trouble, you may need to make quite a few calls. If you can make sure your phone is charged every time you get behind the wheel, that’s great. If not though, consider keeping a charger in your vehicle at all times.

First Aid Kit

First aid kits are pretty much “be prepared” 101. This doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy a dedicated first aid kit, though it wouldn’t hurt. All you need to do is compile a few essentials like gauze, antiseptic, and band-aids. If you want to get more in-depth, tweezers and latex gloves are a welcome addition.

Jumper Cables

Can you imagine asking someone for a jump only to find they don’t have cables? There’s nothing you can really do about that, but you can have cables of your own and never have that problem again. You could even get a portable jump starter and not have to worry about anyone else at all.

At Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bowie, whether you have a 2018 Dodge Challenger or a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, being prepared for unforeseen and unavoidable car issues can only help you in the long run.