It’s fun driving out on the road, isn’t it? But have you ever experienced a sudden breakdown of your car in the middle of nowhere? Yes, it can get pretty dangerous. Can you imagine a situation where you’re stranded on the road feeling helpless? It may so happen that it’s just a minor fix that your car needs to restart, but you don’t have the required tools!
So, here are 13 must-have emergency tools you should carry in your car to feel absolutely confident when you’re out on the roads. Let’s begin with the list.
1. Tire gauge
You should always keep your tire pressure in check. Keeping a tire gauge handy will help you keep an eye on the tire pressure on a regular basis.
2. First Aid Kit
You never know when you might need a first aid kit! So, it’s always best to carry it in your car at all times. It will come in super handy in case an emergency situation arises. And after all, safety always comes first.
3. Jumper cables
Another must-have tool to keep in your car. If you suddenly experience a weakness of your car battery, or worst case, your car’s battery just dies, jumper cables can be very useful to start your car in such cases.
4. Emergency triangle
Emergency triangles are used to make your car more visible at nighttime to reduce the possibility of it getting hit while parked at the side of the street.
5. Multi-use tools
It consists of screwdrivers, scissors, a sharp edge or things like that. Think of situations like the seatbelt gets jammed or the car door gets stuck. It is in such emergency situations that a multi-use tool may actually save you.
Keeping a simple hammer in your car can save your life. For instance, if you get locked inside your car, you can use the hammer to get out easily and quickly.
Extremely useful for those night drives. A sudden car breakdown in the dark? You need a torch to check what happened to your car! You must be thinking your phone’s flash will just do fine. But no, you need a strong source of light, maybe for a longer stretch of time to diagnose the problem and then fix it.
A pair of gloves is to protect your hands from bruises or cuts when you’re diagnosing a problem, fixing a chain, touching the car battery (it sometimes has acid on the terminals) or simply removing snow from your car!
Always have a pen and paper handy, so that you can note down something important on the go, before you forget it later.
10. Spare tire
Before you hit the road, carry a spare tire in your car so that if you get a flat tire in the middle of a drive, you can easily replace it with the spare.
Carry a tyre jack that fits your car and the tyre you may need to change in case of emergencies. Without the jack, the spare tyre is useless.
12. Lock key
You also need the lock key to remove the flat tyre before you can replace it. So make sure you have it in your car.
13. Tire inflator
With a tyre inflator handy, you can inflate the tire just right there in that moment. And you’re ready to go!
What other tools should we keep in our car to tackle any emergency, breakdown or similar kind of incident? Share with us in the comments below.
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