Safety Equipment

Making sure your tires are in optimal condition is only one safety aspect that will bring you safe to your holiday destination. Also, the following items should be in your trunk:

  • Jumper cables
  • Basic repair tools
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight with extra Batteries
  • Safety Hazard Triangle
  • Highly Visible Apparel

If driving on gravel road you should keep a space cushion, as the stopping distances can be longer due to less grip.

Mileage and Fuel Consumption?

Knowing your mileage and how far it can get you, cannot only help with estimating your road trip cost, but also making sure you have enough fuel till the next gas station.

Map

In a time of worldwide web, GPS, and Map Apps, we would still recommend having a map. It can be a great tool when you have no cell service, or the cellphone battery runs low.

Spare Tire

Nothing can flatten your holiday mood quite like a flat tire, to avoid a sideroad meltdown check if you have a spare tire or a compressor and a sealant kit. About a third of every vehicle on the roads today is equipped with a sealant kit. Whichever you have, make sure it’s in useable condition.

Be aware of the wildlife.

Geese, Baers, Deers… are just a few of our amazing wildlife that can become dangerous. As much as we don’t want to be in this situation, but it’s often more dangerous to swerve at high speed than to hit the animal. Be cautious and pay attention to road signs. Usually, the high traffic areas will tell you if there is a bigger population of wildlife.

For more information or if you have any questions or concerns, please talk to one of our Service Advisors

204.987.2461 or email service@frankmotors.ca