The secret behind overcoming any obstacle you may face is to be always prepared for it. Same goes for when you are on the road. Being a car owner, you must keep some tools with you at all times to battle any emergency situation and always be prepared for it.
The list of the essential car auto tools is not a long one, so you don’t need to worry about the storage space in your car. We have shortlisted the top 5 tools which you must have in your trunk. They are:
New Gas Can
Every car owner knows the situation of running out of gas with no gas stations nearby, it is a very dreadful situation, isn’t it? The only remedy to overcome this is to keep an empty gas can with you at all time. Never keep the can full as it may increase the risk of fire and explosions. You can easily fill the can when you need to and save your day.
Many people tend to ignore the importance of this tool and might consider it unnecessary. This misconception can put you in a very dangerous situation one day. Always keep at least three reflective triangles in your trunk so that you can mark all sides of your car with it.
It will also help other vehicles to see your car in the dark. If the road curves, you can warn others by placing it on your car. If your car has stopped suddenly at night in the middle of the highway, then these triangles can save your life.
Jumper cables can help revive your car from a dead battery, and save you from an unpleasant situation. Six to eight feet is the recommended length of these cables. They don’t cost much and are very useful for jump-starting your car, or helping others jump-start theirs. Always keep a set in your car as it can prove to be handy. Autofella provides a comprehensive guide explaining jump-starting, as well as cable selection.
Every one of us has had their car stuck in mud or ice. It becomes a very difficult situation and takes a lot of time and effort. It can also spoil other parts of your car and can prove to be very costly if not treated the right way. The best solution to this is to carry a traction mat in your trunk.
Place this mat under your tires which will provide a grip to the tires and can come out of the mud or ice easily. This mat is foldable, so it won’t take much of your storage space in your trunk.
It’s a very basic necessity to carry a spare tire in your trunk but sometimes people tend to forget to carry one or don’t maintain the spare tire. Nowadays in every car, there is a special compartment in the trunk to carry your spare tire. It is also necessary to keep the tire inflated and prepared for use.