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Top Safety Items to Keep in Your Thayer Chevrolet

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The thought of keeping your family safe brings a level of anxiety that every parent can understand. To help ease your
fearful mind, we here at Thayer Chevy, have put together a list of 10 of the most important items to keep inside your Chevrolet in the event of a roadside emergency.


  1. BPA free water bottles full of water. This can serve multiple purposes: A) provide drinking water in an emergency breakdown situation, and B) allow clean water to wash cuts or scrapes in the event of an auto accident.


  1. Emergency “Space” Blanket. Winters can be brutally cold in our area of the country. The last thing you would want is to get stuck in the snow or ice and not have a blanket to keep yourself or your children warm while waiting for help. A space blanket helps keep the body heat insulated for extended periods of time.


  1. Fix-a-Flat. If you were to get a flat tire on a country road, or in an unsafe area on the highway, this will serve as a temporary fix and give you the time needed to drive to a repair shop for full resolution.


  1. Flashlight. With the seasons ever changing dawn comes at different times during the year. An LED flashlight will provide the light needed to help find things in the dark or light a clear and safe area while changing a tire or jump-starting a car.


  1. Road Flares. Road flares will alert other drivers of in a breakdown situation. A couple of these will allow someone to see your vehicle on the side of the road and allow other drivers to know that you are in need of help.




  1. First Aid Kit. A small first aid kit is essential. If there is a medical emergency it can help while you wait for emergency personnel to arrive.


  1. WD-40. Sometimes a small dab of this will help to loosen bolts on a tire.


  1. Heavy Duty Compact Shovel. Many situations could call for this helpful item. Being stuck in the snow or mud can prove difficult to maneuver. A shovel can help alleviate the problem.


  1. Additional Quarts of Oil. A vehicle engine does not operate properly, or at all, without the proper amount of oil. A couple quarts of back up can help you get you to a repair center for help.


  1. A seatbelt cutter/window breaker tool. In a severe accident you may need some extra help to get yourself and your loved ones to safety. This tool has multiple potential life saving functions.


Feel free to print and used this list as a shopping tool to equip your vehicle with safety items to keep your family safe during all seasons of travel.


What Women Want (from their vehicle)


We are complex creatures, but when it comes to what we want in a vehicle, it’s super simple. We know exactly what we want, and our logic is spot on with every single choice.

So sit back, have a laugh, and let us know if you agree!


The passenger’s seat is the perfect purse holder. That is until you actually have to take a passenger. Which for many of us is personal pet peeve, because now our perfect purse holder has been taken over, and we are left with only two choices…

a) Put the purse on the passenger side floor and hog the passenger’s space for their feet.

b) Throw it in the backseat and hope we don’t need to dig anything out of there on our journey.

Well, ladies! We found a solution! The Chevy Tahoes and Suburbans happen to have the PERFECT purse spot.

purse spot

That purse is huge! Totally fits! And the armrest shuts completely!


Unlike men, we have no issues asking for directions (just kidding, guys).

We want a vehicle that will tell how to get places. Being on time is hard enough, so we don’t want to fiddle around with being lost or trying to look at our small smart phone screens while driving.


While a lot of vehicles have navigation, Ford SYNC has this down to a science, and the screen is huge! We love this!


Have you ever tried to get your baby out or into a car in those big carrier car seats without banging your door into the car parked next to you? Yeah. It isn’t easy.

The Honda Odyssey keeps you in mind. One push of a button, and BOOM! Those doors slide right open for you. You can get your crew in and out with ease.


The only thing left to worry about is someone dinging your pretty van with their car doors.


It’s hard being a woman.

One minute you’re experiencing your own personal summer, and the next minute you’re freezing to death. It’s really not fair.

The Toyota Highlander addresses those issues. They offer heated and air conditioned seats in some models.


Unit linked is not the unit pictured – these vehicles are so popular, they sell like hot cakes! But we can quickly get you any Highlander you desire!


Since we’re talking about being hot then cold, then cold then hot, then hot then cold… there is one thing that always seems to stay cold.

Our hands.

How many times have you sat on your hands to warm them up? A million.

Heated steering wheels to the rescue!


One flip of a switch on this Nissan Maxima, and all is right with the world again.


Because really, is anything worse than digging through your purse forever to try to find your keys?

This Nissan Altima rocks! As long as our keys are somewhere on us, we can touch the door and unlock it.


No more digging and double tapping the key fob and putting a key in the ignition. Just walk on over, grab the handle, and push button start your car! Your keys stay safely in your purse the entire time.


Very few of us enjoy going to the grocery store. But what makes it a little more bearable is an automatic tailgate opener. Push the button on your key fob, and just like magic, the gate lifts open.

It’s even better when there is a button you can push with one finger to close it now that you’re home and your hands are holding 12 grocery bags.



The Ford Edge makes our life so much easier. Did you know you can even get a kick activated option in certain Edges?


If you’re anything like the ladies at Thayer, you love to jam when no one is in the car with you.

Heck, we rock out when people are in the car with us. Girls just want to have fun!

Chevy’s MyLink system allows you to “Shake It Off” and “Be All About That Bass”.

Stream bluetooth audio, hook up your iPod, or just enjoy XM radio… you can find your latest “play on repeat” song anytime you want it.



I guess we can’t have it all.

Tell us, ladies! What did we miss on our list? What do you, as a woman, love about your car or wish you had?