Whether you know a lot about cars, or absolutely nothing at all, there are some tools that everybody should have in their car. Some of tools are meant for emergency situations and could ultimately save your life. Then there are some tools that are specifically for maintenance and up-keeping of your vehicle.
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- Life Hammer
A life hammer is a very useful in emergency situations. It can be used to break the glass windows in an event of a flood or fire. Or it can be used to break a window to pull a dog or child out of a locked car on a hot day. Just keep it in your car at all times! Hopefully you never have to use it, but its better to have one just in case.
- Tire Chains
If you live in an area that gets snow, tire chains are essential for holiday travel. They will give you better traction and keep you safe. These aren't necessarily needed if the area you live in doesn't receive snow, but if you are planning on driving in an area where snow is a possibility, you should be prepared.
- Ice Scraper
Again, if you live in an area that receives snow, you should keep an ice scraper in your car. Ice scrapers help remove ice from your windshield so you can see better. Without an ice scraper, you would have to rely on melting the ice with your defroster. This could take a very long time if you have accumulated a thick sheet of ice.
- Jumper Cables
If you accidentally leave a light on in your car overnight, when you return, you might have a dead battery. If you had jumper cables in your car, all you need is another car with a working battery to get your car going again. Not only could jumper cables help you out, you could also help another person in need.
- Lug Wrench
If you want to change your tire, maybe you got a flat, you will need a lug wrench. Although changing a tire can be difficult, having a lug wrench could allow others to pull over and help you since you have the proper tools.
- Jacks And Jack Stands
Jacks and jack stands are important if you want to look underneath your car. They hold up your heavy vehicle so you can look underneath it without getting squished.
- Tire Pressure Gauge
Everyone should own a tire pressure gauge so they can check the air pressure often. You won't need to visit a mechanic just to see if your tire's air pressure is okay.
- Tow Strap
If you have a tow strap in your vehicle, you will be able to get a friend to tow your car for you, or you could help out a friend. You won't have to pay money to get a tow truck when your car breaks down.
- Screw Driver Set
If a screw in your car becomes loose, you will need to tighten it. That is why it is very beneficial to have a screw drive set. If you get one, you want to make sure you have a variety of different shapes and sizes so you can tighten any loose screws in your car.
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