It’s National Preparedness Month!

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In the wake of so many natural disasters across the country, many businesses are discussing the importance of National Preparedness Month. As an auto salvage yard near NH, we want our customers to understand the importance of not only being prepared in the home but ensuring their cars are ready in case of an emergency.

Preparing now is worth the peace of mind later

When you live in an area of the country that is not often impacted by these large natural disasters, it can be easy to push off preparation until next week, next month, or even next year. Unfortunately, there is only so much technology can help us with when it comes to knowing about these concerns ahead of time, and committing yourself to planning now will leave you at ease in the future. Here are a few check-list items we suggest looking into to guarantee your car would be ready at a moment’s notice.

Fluids

Keep up with fluid levels by checking them once a month and top off where needed. This includes gas- avoid spikes in prices and long lines by always having at least half a tank.

Tires

We’re referring to both pressure and general wear of your tires. Both are essential to keeping you safely on the road while attempting to leave.

Battery

A dead battery can stop you in your tracks, but it doesn’t have to be a concern. Take your car to a local technician to ensure your battery is charged and fully operational.

Brakes

With so many people on the road evacuating, always be sure your brakes have been checked by a professional and replaced at any sign of pulling, vibration, screeching, and more.

Emergency Kit

Your car should always be equipped with jumper cables, water, nonperishable foods, blankets, extra clothing, a flashlight with batteries, a first aid kit, and a map.

If you find yourself in need of used parts now, Atlantic Salvage has the inventory you need for peace of mind and industry-backed warranties. Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare your vehicle for any natural disaster.

With more questions about our used auto parts, please do not hesitate to contact the Atlantic Salvage experts today by calling (800) 225-0812.