7 Essentials for Car Safety Gear in the UAE27 Jun, 2022
No matter what type of car you own or drive. Here’s are some of the car safety gears you must have in UAE before you hit the road. Click here for more information.
Car Safety Gear
As a responsible car owner, you must be prepared for any unforeseen circumstances while on the road. Having the necessary equipment in your car can be life–saving in case of emergencies. These should always be kept in reach so that they can be accessed easily when the situation arises. Planning ahead can help prevent a bump on the way from turning into a nightmare.
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Here's a list of 7 essentials cars in the UAE should have at all times:
Your car should always have a first-aid kit that is easy to access. It should include band-aids, cotton pads, antiseptic solution, ointment, bandages, painkillers, sterile gauze, paracetamol tablets etc. This kit can be life-saving in case of an emergency when there is no medical assistance available. A road trip may sometimes take you to remote locations that are disconnected; injuries in such cases can be taken care of with a first aid kit till appropriate medical assistance is available.
Cars in the UAE are now being developed with an in-built fire protection mechanism. This would help detect and suppress engine fires. However, we cannot be completely dependent on this system. It is important to keep a portable fire extinguisher in your car to have a backup option. In case of an accident, it would help control any fires within or outside the vehicle till the fire department reaches the site.
Cars often break down due to electrical or battery faults. The battery can be revived using jumper cables with the help of another car’s battery to jump-start your car. The 10-foot long insulated cable comes with alligator clips that are connected to the respective points of the batteries. A dead battery can easily be fixed using this method without compromising on your safety and your car’s safety.
Cars in the UAE are built to face different kinds of terrain. However, over a period of time even the best quality tires wear out or have the chance of getting punctured. It is important to always carry a spare tire in your car to avoid any inconvenience when you are on the road. The spare tire should be inspected carefully before you set off; ensure that it is in good condition. Do not forget to also carry a tire repair kit that has an iron, wrench, and a jack to assist you in changing the punctured tire.
While desert driving in the UAE, cars can sometimes get stuck in the desert which puts the driver and passengers in a state of helplessness. This is why it is important to keep a recovery strap in the vehicle. A recovery strap is a nylon strap meant for towing vehicles that are stuck with the help of another vehicle. One end of the strap is attached to the back of the towing vehicle and the other end is attached to the front of the stuck vehicle. This can prove to be of great help if you are stranded at a remote location with no sign of roadside assistance.
A reflective triangle is a small road sign in the shape of an equilateral triangle that is meant to serve as a sign of warning to other vehicles passing by. In case your vehicle breaks down you are required to place it around 200 meters before your car so that incoming vehicles can be cautious while approaching the site.
Portable Car Charger
The last item that you should carry is a portable car charger. If you ever lose your way even within the city, it will be difficult to navigate without your phone. A car charger will help you keep your phone charged and find your way back.
These items are essentials that you should carry every time you are on the road. They can help you avoid bigger inconveniences. Car safety should never be compromised.
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