Rick's Auto Service

Mishawaka Auto Repair

Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Call us: (574) 255-4724

Do you know what is in your trunk?

“What do you keep in the back of your trunk?” Even though winter is over and spring is officially here, it’s still a good idea to keep some if not all of the following in the back of your trunk.

·        Spare tire (in good condition), along with a tire jack and tire iron, also, if your wheels require a special security key, make sure that's always in your car too.

·        Tire inflater and sealer, like the Fix-a-Flat, which can plug a leak (and help you avoid using the above tools) just enough to get you to the auto shop.

·        Jumper cables, because dead batteries happen to the best of us.  

·        Your car's manual, which should be in the glove compartment already.

·        Tire pressure gauge:   "checking tire pressure on a regular basis can improve handling, increase fuel economy, promote tire longevity, and even save lives."

·        Duct tape and WD-40. Seriously, check out these 10 heroic duct tape car repairs.

·        Car repair information. A business card for your auto repair shop, the number for AAA (if you're a member), and car insurance claim forms should also be stored in your glove compartment.

·        Emergency go bag or first aid kit. Include flashlight, flares, warm blanket.

·        Water bottles.

·        Energy bars or other unperishable food.