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Lockout or flat tire? How to get emergency care service within your reach?

For most car owners, car lockout is a very common happening. This is evident from the statistical data which shows that every year around 4 million car lockouts happen just in The United States. Isn’t that gross? 

Car lockouts happen not just because of a lost key. Sometimes a heavy gush of wind, or a heavy car door can shut itself leaving you helpless on the road. This turns out to be critical when you are traveling with infants or kids. 

What happens when you lose your keys or lock the keys in the car? 

Who would come to your rescue?

The answer is pretty simple. Had you taken a Road Side Assistance scheme, a team of experts who can help you immediately would arrive at your destination. Guess what, these experts arrive on spot real quickly that you don’t have to wait or panic even when there is a car lockout. This is why we recommend buying a 24 hour Road Side Assistance plan to help you with an emergency. 

Most car manufacturers also offer emergency roadside assistance for a specific period after purchase. However, the manufacturer’s RSA schemes come with a limited advantage. Buying a third-party roadside assistance plan is what can help you out during an emergency. 

“Who would help me if I don’t have an RSA plan for my four-wheeler?” 

 If this question lingers in your mind, then here we have an answer for that as well. With Allianz Roadside Assistance, you also have options like pay for use services. Most lockouts and emergencies happen unplanned. If you are stuck somewhere on a national highway in a new city, and if you are unaware of the garages or help around, all you have to do is call the toll-free helpline. The helpline is available round the clock and offers quick service. No matter where you are in the country, you would get the help of experts in no time. 

Just like car lockouts, another frequent occurrence with vehicle owners is a flat tire. In most cases, owners fix the tires by replacing the damaged ones with a spare. But sometimes, your vehicle might suffer multiple tire damages. If the problem goes beyond your limit to repair, then you might need external assistance. You don’t have to worry, because RSA providers have always got your back. 

In the case of vehicle lockouts, you can get help in accessing your spare key, in case you have one at home or anywhere around. When you don’t have a spare key, they help you break open the locks with the help of expert locksmiths. These experts can help you open the lock without damaging your vehicle. They also replace the lock to ensure protection to your vehicle.

  • Did you know that around 75 percent of the drivers on road in India are driving with improperly inflated tires? 
  • Of this, 44 percent of the cases drive with overly inflated tires and 34 percent with underinflated tires. This could be the sole reason for most accidents on Indian roads. Without proper tire pressure, it is not possible to keep the vehicle under the driver’s control, thereby resulting in a lot of accidents. For those of you who thought, tires just help move your vehicle, these facts could be shocking on

    Check whether all fluid levels are sufficient-coolant, oil, brake fluid power steering fluid, transmission fluid, etc.

    Check whether your tire is having sufficient pressure which includes your spare tire. Also, check for the wear and tear of your tire.

    Check your seat belts, car battery, and airbags during the maintenance of your car.

    Check your air-conditioning for proper cooling and gas levels.

    Wiper blades should be in good order. In many instances in dry weather or when not in use, wiper blades become hard. So, if you don’t use it frequently, getting a new wiper blade for your car would be useful.

    Check whether all the lights are in working order – indicator lights, headlights, fog lamps, and internal car lights.

    Keep a maintenance toolkit with necessary tools which will be useful for you as well as a tire changing kit and jumper cables.

    Study the route map and find out the distances and locations between the stops where refueling of your car is available. Make sure to have sufficient fuel in your car before starting your trip.

Before starting any long road trip make sure to have some essentials in your car. These would ensure you have your trip comfortable, clean and safe and you don’t have to stop your car every time whenever you need something.

    Keep a small first aid kit in your car just in case of any kind of unexpected emergencies. Make sure your kit contains band-aids, bandages, antiseptic, some painkillers, and cotton swabs.

    Take sufficient water along with you for at least the duration of the trip you plan to go without any further stops. It is better to carry flip-top bottles and sippers since they are suitable and help avoid spillage.

    Carry along with yourself wet wipes, tissues, sanitizers, and hand towels since you would need them throughout your trip.

    If you wish to eat and have snacks in your car, the likelihood of messy crumbs would be there in your car. So, make sure to have a small USB-powered car vacuum cleaner that would make your car clean from any untidy shits.

    Kids tend to mess with certain things during road trips, so make sure you have washed your seat covers to make them comfortable enough. Also, lining the water bottle slot, the coffee cup slot, and other storage areas with towels/paper will help you to clean it up at frequent stops easily.

    Make sure you have a car charger for your devices such as phone, tab, etc. These devices take more power looking for networks or for GPS navigation while you drive on the road.

Kids have a short attention span. Make sure you have some essentials planned for them and have some special activities for them that will definitely make the trip more fun and rewarding.

    Make sure you carry an extra set of clothes along with you whenever you go on a long drive.  Normally kids spill water, juice, etc, and carrying a fresh set will make them feel comfortable. Keep enough diapers and their changing mat if your kids are toddlers.

    Keep some stickers and activity books, picture books, books with riddles and puzzles are an ideal means to keep your kids engrossed as well and they can enjoy some good family time as well.

    Make sure you should carry travel game sets along with you to have a variety with you in addition.

    There are various car games that can be played. Some of which are ten questions, I spy, guess the movie name, antakshari, etc that could involve every family member in the car.

    Make sure to have a playlist ready with your kid’s favorite music so that you can sing along and have fun during your entire journey.

    Keep a favorite toy or special things of your kids they would like to carry with them always. Keep it in your car which gives them a pleasant experience.