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Be Prepared on the Road
Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 12, 2011 @ 11:30 am In Good Habits,Promotions | Comments Disabled
This week is all about getting good habits going . And one good habit to institute if you haven’t already is being prepared in the event of car trouble. We’ve all had those mishaps when our wheels let us down. I know we have.
Oh yes, yes, we have.
There was the time when we blew out the engine on the Questa Grade. Oh — and how ’bout the day that the radiator started spewing hot green fluid at me when a hose burst. And when FishPapa came to rescue me, his truck broke down?
And then there was that time when the deer ran into the old pickup.
Yes, we’ve had our share of roadside mishaps. Thankfully, no one has ever been seriously injured. Well, except that deer.
And, thankfully, we’ve always had good insurance — and a handy tow truck — when we needed it.
While we can’t completely control everything that happens to us on the road — even brand new cars break down — there are some things that we can do to be a little more prepared.
You might consider keeping the following in your vehicle “just in case.”
I confess to not really soaking up Coach Crummett’s lectures in Driver’s Ed. And I’ve been happy to shrug at not knowing how to change a tire. What’s Auto Club for, after all?
Over the years, however, I’ve learned that a little street smarts come in handy when you decide to hit the open road.
State Farm  has launched a new Auto Learning Center  to help you know what you need to know about car insurance, preventing accidents, and how to deal with all kinds of roadside issues. You can even take a quiz to test your Auto Insurance IQ .
Valued at $155, the gift set includes:
Simply leave a comment, sharing your most recent car trouble woe.
One comment will be randomly selected and the reader notified via email. Comments will be open until Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 8 pm, PST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond in order to claim the kit.
This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: katie_e_quinn@
Disclosure: I received a Road Safety kit as well.
For more inspiration, check out Get a Good Habit Going. 
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