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8 In-Car Tools You Must Have

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After purchasing a new car, many people think of buying something to decorate the car, such as foot pads, seat covers, steering wheel covers, etc. However, some essential in-car tools may be overlooked, which can be of great help in an emergency. Let’s take a look today.

1. Hazard warning triangle

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If you’re buying a new car, this one is usually in the trunk as standard. But if you buy a used car, be sure to check if the tool is in the car. If not, remember to buy one for your vehicle. In the event of a vehicle breakdown or breakdown or a traffic accident, place it in the back of the car to remind the rear vehicles to avoid secondary collisions.

2. Fire extinguisher

This should also be standard on all vehicles. The probability of spontaneous car combustion is indeed low now, and a general traffic accident will rarely cause a car to catch fire. Still, in case it is correct, extinguishing the small early flames has a key role in reducing fire losses.

3. Tow rope

The tow rope is the most straightforward and direct rescue tool on the spot, which significantly helps the vehicle to get out of trouble, and has many optional specifications. It is especially recommended to equip vehicles traveling outside the city for a long time.

4. Booster cable

When the vehicle battery is out of power and the engine cannot be started, you can use the booster cable to connect the batteries of other vehicles to start. Especially in cold areas, such as in Canada, freezing weather will make many car batteries not work. At this time, as long as you have a booster cable, enthusiastic Canadians will help you restart the car and save you from the snow and ice.

5. Emergency hammer

At present, almost all the windows of vehicles are electric lifting glass. When the car is flooded, or the car is powered off, the windows cannot be opened. In an emergency, you can use the emergency hammer to break the four corners of the window to escape.

6. Flashlight

If the vehicle fails at night, and there is no lighting at this time, it will undoubtedly increase the difficulty of on-site maintenance. It is recommended to equip a flashlight with a flashing alarm, which can also be used to ask for help in an emergency.

7. Toolbox

It is recommended to have an onboard toolbox in the car. Although the vehicle itself also has some tools, sometimes it cannot solve all the problems. So, it is much more convenient if there is a personalized toolbox.

8. The spare tire

Spare tires are easy to be neglected if they are not used for a long time. Don’t forget to check the air pressure of the spare tires regularly.

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Written by Debra Strauss

Debra, a culinary mother, is a three-child mother who graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor's degree in economics and Chinese.

Debra loves living and sharing and is currently working full-time on article writing.