Packing a Roadside Emergency Kit for the Winter

You never know when an emergency will occur, so it’s important to pack a roadside emergency kit. You should always have the basics, like a spare tire, jumper cables, and a jack. However, there are also several things that you should include in case you get stranded. With cold weather right around the corner, it’s especially important to stay prepared.

According to the DMV, the first step is to tailor your kit to your environment. For example, with winter on its way, you should have an ice scraper, thick leather gloves, and a blanket. You should also include items that suit your family needs, such as diapers, dog treats, and a water bowl.

Next, pack a first aid kit. This should have gauze, Band-Aids, and antiseptic. It may also be necessary to include tweezers for splinters, a sewing kit in case someone needs emergency stitches, and an ace bandage to make a stent.

You should also pack non-perishable food and water. Most drinking water will last indefinitely, but it’s also a good idea to include water purification tablets in case you need to make fresh water. Non-perishable snacks are also essential; you can even get energy bars that have enough calories for a few days.

Finally, be prepared for if you get stuck in the snow or on a loose surface. Cat litter works great to provide tractions, and many companies also make special planks to provide traction on slippery surfaces.

If you need help putting together your emergency kit, feel free to reach out to us at Perillo Downers Grove.

2019 Bentley Flying Spur Spotted Testing

The Bentley Continental GT has been touring Europe for a while now, but we’re just now seeing first glimpses of the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur. The four-door model looks similar to the outgoing model with plenty of signature traits while also managing to create a fresh, new look. The 2019 Bentley Flying Spur will bring a premium, sport-inspired design and performance-driven powertrains.

2019 Bentley Flying Spur

While the Flying Spur is technically a larger version of the Continental GT coupe, the four-door sedan drops the Continental name. The stretched wheelbase allows for a more spacious interior, especially for rear passengers. Spy photos don’t offer the best view of the high-end model, but, from what we can tell, the grille stands more upright and boasts oval taillights and exhaust tips.

Enthusiasts will be glad to know that the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur is likely to come loaded with a twin-turbocharged V8 or twin-turbocharged W12 engine. No matter the powertrain, it would be wrong to expect anything but optimized performance from the upcoming Flying Spur.

Expect to see the next-generation 2019 Bentley Flying Spur in all of its glory in late 2018.

We here at Perillo Downers Grove are ready to see the 2019 Bentley Flying Spur in action!

Luxury Car Maintenance: High-End Vehicle Care Tips

Luxury car maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult. However, there are some important things to keep in mind. For example, you’ll need to use two separate cleaners if your leather seats are perforated or not. Additionally, you may need a special viscosity of oil if you’re changing it during the summer as opposed to the winter.

According to Road and Track, you should start with a quality car wash. Avoid using hard water, as this can leave marks, and always be sure to rinse off grit and dirt before washing with suds. Next, use only high-quality carwash detergent and wax and be sure to clean the undercarriage. Finally, always dry thoroughly to avoid water marks and try to avoid sunlight on days when you’re applying wax or scratch remover.

Next, apply a leather conditioner to your seats. Most luxury car owners already do this, but it’s important to mention that you should be extremely careful using conditioner on perforated leather, as it can get caught under the material. There are special oils and other solutions specifically designed for such occasions—a worthwhile investment.

Consider getting a headlight renewal kit if your luxury car is a bit dated. These kits can remove the dirt and grime that accumulates on headlights to give you improved vision. Additionally, some plastics react chemically to intense heat and light—one reason some lights turn yellow. A restoration kit is fairly simple to use, and it will have your car looking like new in no time.

These are just some of the basic luxury maintenance tips to keep in mind. For special care from experts, stop by Perillo Downers Grove.

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