Tuesday, April 24, 2018

10 items you should keep in your vehicle, and why:

Now that the weather is getting better, people tend to spend more time on the road. This means longer family road trips or more work related travel. Regardless of the season, it’s always a good idea to keep your vehicle stocked with essential items in case of an emergency. Some of the obvious items would include: a windshield scraper and brush, flashlight, extra batteries, jumper cables, first-aid kit, small tool kit, cell phone charger and blanket. 

Many of the things that people choose to keep in their vehicles will vary depending on region. I know not all of us are MacGyver, but having these items on hand just might save your life, or at the very least come in handy.

Disinfectant wipes
1. Disinfectant Wipes:   Use for cleaning up a spill, cleaning dirty hands or any other sticky situation.

2. USB Mobile Device Charger:
USB mobile chargerImportant to have in case there is ever a moment when your phone might run out of battery.

Energy Bars

3. Energy Bars:  These snacks are non-perishable and will hold you over if ever stuck waiting for assistance. 

Bottled water

4. Bottled Water:  Important  to stay hydrated if stranded or for a thirsty radiator.


5. Maps: Yes, the paper kind! It's always important to keep an updated map on hand because technology isn't always available. 
WD 40

6. WD-40:  Can help loosen lug nuts or stuck battery cables. It can even help start wet engines. "If it doesn't move and should, use WD-40!"
Duct tape
7. Duct Tape:  Great for temporary fixes, such as holding your muffler in place. "If it moves and shouldn't, use Duct Tape!"

Reflective Safety Triangle

8. Flares or Reflective Triangle:  Important to have so you 
don’t get hit on the side of the road.

Utility Knife

9. Utility Knife:  This multipurpose tool can handle numerous problems that may arise. Not everyone carries around a Swiss Army knife.

10. Matches:  Keep a couple matchbooks in a freezer bag so that they stay dry.  Good to have just in case; you never know when you might need them.

If storage is a concern, you can keep all these items neatly stored  inside your Fleetwest transferable truck body. Safety is always a top priority for fleets and keeping your tools and gear organized helps to make you a more safe and efficient technician. The Fleetwest service bodies offer a variety of options to help keep your work truck more organized, safe and efficient. 
  • Custom Shelving and Storage Bins
  • Drawers with multi-sized dividers
  • Slide Out Decks
  • Ladder Racks
  • LED lighting
dual 1000 lb. slides
Custom shelving and storage

Transferable truck bodies

Call Fleetwest today for a quote at (866) 497-7200

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