Do you have these repair tools tucked away in your garage?

When you’re out on the road, the worst can happen – your car breaks down on the side of the road or runs into trouble. What can you do about it? If you’re completely lost under the hood of your car, you’ll most likely call your Roadside Assistance which your auto insurance provides.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a mechanic to give yourself a much better chance of getting home or to the nearest repair shop with a small kit of essential tools and equipment! Store the following in your car for the best chance of a safely cruising car!

Repair Manual. This is the first tool that you’ll need for repairing even the smallest problem with your car. The manual may make a repair job faster because it details the step by step process of every bit of a repair that a car may need.

Jack and Jack Stands. A quality jack and jack stands can help you safely lift and support your vehicle for work under the vehicle where some of those repairs may take place!

Wrenches. You’ll need a set of combination wrenches! Visit any local hardware shop or section in a supermarket to the get the right wrenches.

Socket Set. A socket set is useful when trying to unscrew hard to reach bolts. You’ll need a socket set and various kinds of extension, so don’t forget to get a set of flex joints.

Pliers. Every repair work needs one (or more!) set of pliers. Purchase a variety of pliers in different sizes!

Gloves and rags. Car work is messy. Buy workers gloves to keep your hands from being dirty and plenty of rags for spills, oil usage, and more.

Screwdrivers: Investing in a Phillips and a flat-head screwdriver may be (and is often) just the tool you need.

Now that you have the right tools in place, do you have the right auto insurance? For the safety and protection that you need on and off the roads, contact North Central Insurance Agency, serving Elk River and neighboring cities in Minnesota.