Since October is National Car Care Month, we decided to do something a little different, maybe something you wouldn’t expect, but still has to do with caring for your car. While there are certain things you should have in your car in case of a roadside emergency, there are also a few tools you should have in your car that can help with any situation.
- Lifehammer – this small, fairly inexpensive tool can do many things, including: cutting jammed seat belts and breaking car windows. Tested and approved by many safety organizations, the LifeHammer has been manufactured for 25 years and is highly recognized by many. Make sure to check out the video below.
- Schumacher SpeedCharge – while it’s still a good idea to keep jumper cables in your car, what do you do when you can’t find someone to help jump your car? The SpeedCharge “is a fully automatic battery charger that uses advanced technology to charge up to twice as fast as conventional chargers.” A quick charge up and you’ll be ready to go again.
- Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool – if you ever find yourself working with wires in your vehicle, this is a great tool to have. Tools included on the Wave are needle nose pliers, saw, bottle opener, large bit driver, medium screwdriver, wire cutters, 420 HC Serrated knife and more.
- Kobalt Multi-Drive Wrench – this is a great tool if you change your oil yourself because it has all the sockets you need in one place! It also saves space instead of having to carry around an entire tool kit for one or two pieces.
- Smittybilt Recovery Strap – imagine being stuck somewhere and needing to be towed out. With the Smittybilt recovery strap, you can do just that. This strap is manufactured to pull up to 30,000 lbs and it 30 feet long.
These are just a few tools we believe should be in your car to take care of you and your passengers. Think we forgot something? We want to hear your recommendations for other tools in the comments section below.