6 Essential Things to Carry in Your Mazda BT-50
The Mazda BT-50 is an exceptionally well equipped vehicle; it’s packed with features that are useful for work and leisure at the weekends. However, it’s always a great idea to carry certain items with you that will be useful in an emergency situation. Be prepared for any eventuality by carrying these six essential things in your vehicle.
1. The Owner’s Manual
The Mazda BT-50 owner’s manual is packed with useful information about your vehicle. Many people now have a smartphone to gain access to instant information about any subject. But, if the coverage is bad or you don’t have enough charge in your smartphone, it’s always a great idea to have the physical owner’s manual on hand. This is a great way to diagnose and fix minor issues that could get you back on the road quickly.
2. A Spare Tyre
Even if you have roadside assistance, you can find yourself stranded for a long time while you wait for their arrival. If you just have a simple flat, this is time wasted, and it’s easy to change a tyre with a little practice. Always carry a fully inflated spare tyre or a tyre repair kit that can reinflate the tyre so that you can get to safety.
3. A Torch
If you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere and it gets dark, it can be virtually impossible to check your vehicle, look under the bonnet or search for help without light. For this reason, it’s a great idea to have a good torch in your car and some spare batteries. A good LED torch with plenty of lumens is cheap to buy, and it will last a long time.
4. Physical Maps
Modern satellite navigation and mapping apps are a fantastic way to get around, but they are not infallible. Many drivers will have heard tales about over reliance on this technology that can lead drivers to disaster. Also, if your preferred mapping choice isn’t available, it makes sense to have access to a physical map. Always keep an A-Z for your city in the car and get a physical road atlas for longer trips to unfamiliar locations.
5. Drinking Water
In our environment, it makes good sense to have access to clean drinking water in our vehicles. This is particularly true if your planning to go off road in your Mazda BT-50. It’s easy to become dehydrated quickly so take at least a couple of litres of water for each person or pet in your car.
6. A First Aid Kit
A basic first aid kit to deal with injuries on the road is an essential item for any vehicle. This should include compression bandages, surgical tape, scissors and a variety of plasters, to bind a cut or wound until you can get to a hospital. First aid kits are available to buy in many places, or you can make up your own at home.
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