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In this article, you will discover the 5 signs you should watch out for when buying a used car in the UAE.


In this article, you will discover the 5 signs you should watch out for when buying a used car in the UAE.

8 Things You Should Keep In Your Car

Has it ever happened with you that something unexpectedly came your way, and you were not even prepared for it? Well, we never know what life throws on us but all we could do is try to be prepared and have an open mind for every situation possible, isn’t it?

Now taking cars, for example, many of us don’t always keep some necessary items in our car as we feel that it is not so important for us to keep it at that moment like owner’s manual, spare tires., etc. But what if one day you are required to show certain documents or you need some repairing tools on the spot and you do not have them with you? Of course, you are the one in trouble!

Sometimes it can also be the case where some of us do not know the required things which are necessary for us to keep in our cars, and how they could probably save us from any shortcomings.

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back!

Here Are 8 Things That You Must Keep In Your Car:

  1. Owner’s manual – this will give the reader important insights on the car’s features and all the necessary information about the car which he/she might want to know about.
  2. Car repair information – this document has all the repair and maintenance records of your car. It is important for you to keep it as it helps to know about the car’s history when you are planning to sell it or take it for repair.
  3. Driving license, Insurance and Car registration – these are mandatory by law and most of us keep this in our car. It is important for you to keep these 3 documents whilst you are driving but if you do not have them then you are inviting unwanted trouble.
  4. Tire jack, Spare tire, and Lug wrench – these 3 tools play a very significant role in fixing a flat tire. Hence, it is required for you to keep these in your car always.
  5. Jumper cables – if your vehicle’s battery dies, it is necessary to have jumper cables along with an emergency battery booster to jump-start your car. This is an efficient and less time-consuming method rather than depending on some passerby. But one should know how to handle and use jumper cables before doing so.
  6. First Aid kit – you never know when you will be needing a first aid kit, but it is always good to have it in your car, especially if you have children. Your kit should include items such as band-aids, ointment, gauze pads, scissors, surgical tape, and gloves. You might have to clean up a cut or bandage a blister and your kit would help you in doing so on the spot.
  7. Tactical Flashlight – you would require this in emergency situations at night when you are in the middle of nowhere and need to change tires or face a sudden vehicle
  8. Reflective Triangles of Flares – In situations where your car suddenly breaks down or you face an accident, you must use reflective triangles to indicate and enhance the visibility of the ongoing traffic. This would also enable you to reduce the possibility of being hit by unsuspecting drivers

What Next?

Now you know the most important things which you should always keep in your car and how they are beneficial for you.

Make sure to check and keep these necessary things in your vehicle before you drive next time!

To know more about what you can do to maintain your car or have your car checked by car experts, feel free to visit Gargash Auto or book a consultation session for your car by clicking here.

5 Important Signs To Watch Out For When Buying A Used Car in the UAE. Watch Out For Number 4!

In this article, you will discover the 5 signs you should watch out for when buying a used car in the UAE.

5 Ways on How To Cool Your Car This Summer. Number 4 Is The Best!

Here are 5 tips that the experts from Gargash Auto have written which will help you keep you car cool during the hot summer.

6 Things To Do Before A Road Trip

It’s that time of the year which we’ve all been waiting for so long. Long trips to Jebel al Jais, Wadi Al Shish or Khor Fakkan have  become a tradition for UAE residents. 

Setting up camp, getting all the barbecue meat marinated, preparing the coal and flames, and toasting marshmallows to create the perfect s’mores is all that’s needed to ensure your barbecue is perfect.

But what if you’re on your way to Khor Fakkan on a Thursday night and your car stops. 

How unfortunate! Not only for you but even for your friends and family who were expecting to binge on those freshly grilled s’mores.

Well, to avoid such mishappenings, here are some simple tips you can follow that are advised by the car specialists at Gargash Auto:

  1. Ensure to get your battery checked regularly: Having your car battery tested allows you to determine whether or not your car battery is approaching its end and if it has to be replaced or not.
  2. Always carry a pair of jumper cables in your car: You never know when your car batteries might give up on you, might as well carry a pair of jumper cables so that you can continue with that adventure of yours. Click here to know more about using jumper cables.
  3. Always keep a check on your coolant: It is possible that your car’s engine may touch very high temperatures, so it is imperative you keep a coolant to prevent any damages to your car’s engine. Read this article by Age Co to know how you can check your car’s coolant level.
  4. Check the tire pressure and its condition prior to the trip: Cars that drive on improperly inflated tires can jeopardize a trip due to an imbalance in handling and it also lowers its fuel economy (Source: Bridgestone). If you’re planning a desert trip, remember to decrease your tire’s pressure as tires with lower air pressure have an easier time getting through desert sand. 
  5. Ensure the brakes, and the level of brake-fluid are intact: Brake fluids degrade over time, hence they need to be monitored especially before leaving for that road trip to ensure your family’s, and your safety. S & S Tires suggest that you have them replaced by authorized auto-body workshops.
  6. Make a habit of keeping a tow rope in your car: You never when your car might get stuck in the desert, so a tow rope becomes a lifesaver if you run into a kind soul who is willing to help you out! Click here to read more on how to use a tow rope.

Make sure that you consider the above tips before setting out on your adventure this winter! 

To know more about what you can do to maintain your car or have your car checked by car experts, feel free to visit Gargash Auto or book a consultation session for your car by clicking here.

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