Automotive Hurricane Preparation
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Automotive Hurricane Preparation

1. Complete Car Maintenance 

With a Hurricane coming towards you it is important that you know your vehicle can run in case you need evacuate. We recommend doing full car maintenance before the Hurricane hits. 

2. Assemble An Emergency Kit

Putting together an accessible emergency kit stowed away in the vehicle is a smart idea in case something happens during an evacuation.  We recommend the following items:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Jumper Cables
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

3. Park In A Safe Area

During a Hurricane debris and even hail can damage your vehicle. It is smart to plan ahead and find safe parking areas. We recommend finding some type of covered parking like a parking garage, personal garage or storage. You can find public parking areas with Parkopedia.com 

4. Fill Up The Gas Tank

During a Hurricane private and public business and utilities can get temporarily shut down. It is important to fill your gas tank up before the Hurricane hits to ensure you can evacuate if needed. 

5. Stay Informed

Staying up to date with what is going on with the storm is important. We recommend using the app Accuweather to watch the radar for live weather updates. 

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Dear Customers,

We are taking preventative actions to help protect you and our staff.

  • We are working with reduced staff to limit the number of people present
  • Expedited checkout. Reducing your time on-site to one hour or less.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations and disinfection wipes available
  • We are disinfecting customer touch points and waiting area furniture as needed up to twice per day
  • We have removed magazines and other reusable reading material
  • We have enacted “social distancing” – elbow tapping and kicking feet has been fun in the meantime
  • Managers are promoting frequent and thorough hand washing and encouraging respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes for all employees
  • We are now accepting virtual appointments via face-time video (zoom). To schedule a virtual appointment just fill out an appointment form as normal and once communicated with simply request a video appointment.

We thank you for your business and please know we are working hard to keep our employees and customers safe. We will continue to monitor this situation locally and nationally.