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Prevent a roadside emergency from sidelining your business--equip your company vehicles with the latest kits.

This story appears in the September 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Your driver fails to deliver your product to customers due to a breakdown. You miss an important conference because you're stuck on the side of the road. Your key execs must postpone a crucial customer get-together while they wait for the tow truck. Few factors can disrupt business the way car problems can.

While cell phones, in-car roadside assistance systems and emergency roadside phones are the best way to summon help, you can solve a few problems yourself if you're carrying the kind of emergency equipment that can get you moving again.

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