Loyola University Maryland

Jujitsu Club at Loyola

Car Safety

Keep your car in repair

  • Get a tune up at least every 6 months or 6000 miles, or refer to your car manual
  • Change your oil about every 3 months or 3000 miles
  • Check your oil a least once a month
  • Be aware of your car's performance
  • Make sure that all lights are working. If one becomes damaged, have it fixed as soon as possible, and
  • Make sure that your locks are working properly. Keep a tube of graphite in your glove box.

Help kit for your car

  • You should always carry emergency equipment in your car
  • A good set of jumper cables, cleaned and free of rust
  • A battery terminal cleaner
  • A good flash light ( mag ) with extra batteries
  • A dollar's worth of emergency quarters
  • Don't leave valuables sitting on the seat, put them on the floor
  • Keep passenger door locked with window up
  • Know what in your car can be used as a weapon
  • Extra cans of oil, jug of half water, half antifreeze, a few bottles of gasoline, antifreeze windshields washer fluid and rags to check your car fluids, and a small bottle of dry graphite for car locks
  • A tire gauge
  • Extra blankets
  • Flares, at least four
  • A small set of tools, a battery cleaner med, large size flat and phillips screw drivers, a pair of pliers, an adjustable wrench, a pair of vice grips, and a can of wd-40
  • Owners manual, area maps, paper and pencil
  • In summer, a jug of water
  • Emergency numbers: towing service, state police, 800 #, etc.
  • Good spare tire should be checked at least every 3 months
  • Small wooden club, at least 18in long,
  • Umbrella, extra gloves, and hat
  • Need help sign ( some come on the back of sun shaped )
  • Good ice scraper and snow brush
  • 40 channel cb radio or mobile cell phone optional: there is no extra monthly cost for a cb radio and every state has a monitoring system to pick up distress calls. State police cars carry citizens band radios in their cars.