Car Safety

If you are driving and you see an unmarked police car behind you, you can find out if it is real by calling  112

Keep your car in repair

  • Get a tune up at least every 6 months or 6000 miles, or refer to your car manual

  • Change your oil about every 3 months or 3000 miles

  • Check your oil a least once a month

  • Be aware of your car's performance

  • Make sure that all lights are working. If one becomes damaged, have it fixed as soon as possible, and

  • Make sure that your locks are working properly. Keep a tube of graphite in your glove box.

Help kit for your car

  • You should always carry emergency equipment in your car

  • A good set of jumper cables, cleaned and free of rust

  • A battery terminal cleaner

  • A good flash light ( mag ) with extra batteries

  • A dollar's worth of emergency quarters

  • Don't leave valuables sitting on the seat, put them on the floor

  • Keep passenger door locked with window up

  • Know what in your car can be used as a weapon

  • Extra cans of oil, jug of half water, half antifreeze, a few bottles of gasoline, antifreeze windshields washer fluid and rags to check your car fluids, and a small bottle of dry graphite for car locks

  • A tire gauge

  • Extra blankets

  • Flares, at least four

  • A small set of tools, a battery cleaner med, large size flat and phillips screw drivers, a pair of pliers, an adjustable wrench, a pair of vice grips, and a can of wd-40

  • Owners manual, area maps, paper and pencil

  • In summer, a jug of water

  • Emergency numbers: towing service, state police, 800 #, etc.

  • Good spare tire should be checked at least every 3 months

  • Small wooden club, at least 18in long,

  • Umbrella, extra gloves, and hat

  • Need help sign ( some come on the back of sun shaped )

  • Good ice scraper and snow brush

  • 40 channel cb radio or mobile cell phone optional: there is no extra monthly cost for a cb radio and every state has a monitoring system to pick up distress calls. State police cars carry citizens band radios in their cars.