Be a Life Line!Posted March 10, 2011 | Promotional Products
Going up, up, up…
These days, it’s tough to watch the news and not hear something about the rising gas prices. Experts from around the world have weighed in with their opinions as to why we are seeing such a pronounced spike; some say it’s due to the civil unrest in countries like Bahrain and Libya, and others think it’s artificial inflation created by the member nations of OPEC and opportunistic fuel station owners. Whether you believe it’s one or the other, the bottom line is that gas prices have risen over 50 cents in the last 3 weeks, and analysts anticipate the cost going up over $4 a gallon before it subsides.
Since the prices have done nothing but steadily rise for the last several weeks, I have taken to filling up as much as possible, if anything just to save a few cents wherever I can. Perhaps this is due to the fact that I have been stranded on the side of the road without gas before, and let me tell you, it’s not fun. In the days of cell phones and GPS, running out of gas or encountering car trouble is not as big of a deal as it once was, but it can still be a troubling and trying experience.
A roadside emergency kit with at least a flashlight and a set of jumper cables can quite literally be a lifesaver in some cases. So while you cannot send your customers or employees free barrels of oil, you can at least send them a gift that will leave them prepared in the event of the unthinkable. With that, let’s take a look at some of our most popular promotional automotive accessories.
Roadside Emergency Car Kit
Keep your customers safe if they get stuck on the side of the road with the handy Roadside Emergency Car Kit. Thanks to the built-in AM/FM scan radio, they can check weather and news reports to see if they are any immediate danger. With a self-powered flashlight, a flashing emergency light, and a siren, they can also flag down passing motorists for assistance should they require it.
Highway Companion Safety Kit
Have you ever gone somewhere and forgot to turn off your headlights? Many newer cars have an automatic shutoff system in place for such situations, but not even that is fail-safe. Enter the Highway Companion Safety Kit, which includes 300-amp jumper cables, a warning triangle, a Mylar blanket for staying warm, two bungee cords, two glow sticks, a pair of rubber-gripped gloves, a flashlight, and a tire gauge. The kit even includes a gas siphon, so if your customer does run out of gas, they can at least get some from a passing motorist if they so desire.
11-Piece Auto Emergency Kit
The indispensable 11-Piece Auto Emergency Kit includes jumper cables, gloves, fuses, adhesive bandages, a tire gauge, both flat-head and Phillips-head screwdrivers, an emergency flag, pliers, and a tire iron. Give your customers one of these as a corporate gift, and they will truly appreciate your company.
The Bottom Line
Unfortunately, there is no way to provide your employees and customers with free gas, but in the unfortunate event that they get stranded on the side of the road, you can give them a gift that they will use with one of InkHead’s Custom Promotional Automotive Accessories.
Note that the items featured in the post are for illustrative purposes only and may not be available at the time of ordering. Please us at 800-554-0127 between 9 AM and 8 PM ET Monday through Friday to ensure the item you want is in stock.
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