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5 Tools You Should Always Have In Your Car

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It's always a good idea to equip your car with the necessary tools you might need when your car breaks down.

I went ahead and created this, a very small list compared to others I've seen around that might include things like an umbrella, a snow shovel, a blanket, etc.  Those are things you certainly want to keep in your car because chances are, you might need them at some point and they'll make your life, while in the car, easier.

Some other must-haves like the car manual, a jack, or a spare tire I just assume you already have them in the car. However, this small list is directed to those tools that might help you get your car in working order for some common problems we all face with our cars like a flat tire or a dead battery.

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So, let me tell you about the tools I consider a power horse in your car:

1. Jump-starter / charger
Husky 8-in-1 12-Volt Power Source / Jumpstarter

If you're one of those that have a set of jumper cables in your car to help revive a dead battery, it's time for you to upgrade to a jump starter.  You won't even need another motorist or roadside assistance to get your car in working order again.

This Husky jump-starter is small enough to carry in your car at all times, yet so powerful to bring your car back to life.

And that's not all! Check all of the features packed in this little machine:

  • Of course, it can be used as an emergency jumper (it jumps start any 12-Volt battery quickly and safely).
  • It features a built-in light for reading or roadside emergency (emergency flasher).
  • It has a 200-Watt inverter to operate 110-Volt household products.
  • 260 PSI compressor with inflating accessories.

  • It's equipped with a USB power source to operate and recharge cell phones.
  • 110 AC power: (1 outlet) 140-Watt continuous.
  • 12-Volt DC accessory outlet.
  • Emergency hand generator charges the battery.
My husband was so excited to pack up this wonderful tool in his car. This winter his car battery has been dead three times! Each and every time, it was the operator's error 🤨 → He forgets to turn off the lights and of course, the battery dies.  The fun thing's since he got this jump starter in his car it hasn't happened again! :D  I'm tempted to say it will improve your memory, but I think that's not true.

Note: It took like three full days and some more hours to fully charge this jump starter. Some people fail to do that and consequently, it's not going to work.

2. impact wrench
RIDGID 18-Volt GEN5X Cordless Brushless 1/2" Impact Wrench

This RIDGIG 18-Volt Impact wrench is a tool that I want to keep in my car because well, the seasonal tire changeover or changing a flat at the roadside is something I prefer doing with a power tool.

In those few home repair projects when I need this tool, let's say tightening a screw in the deck or the garage door, I'll go and grab it from the car.

What I love about this Ridgid impact wrench:
  • It has 4-modes, including a unique auto mode, that automatically shuts the tool down when it begins to impact to prevent over-tightening. That itself, helps it stand out from the competition and makes it a must-have in your tool arsenal.
  • Maximum torque output of 450 ft. lbs. of torque for heavy-duty applications.
  • Brushless motor offer up to 50% more runtime and longer motor life
  • Tri-beam LED around the front housing helps to eliminate shadows.
  • With registration, this kit is backed by the industry's only lifetime service agreement.

3. flashlight
Husky 500 Lumen Virtually Umbreakable Aluminum Flash Light  |  Scissors

I think a flashlight needs no explanation. If there's one place where a flashlight is always welcome is in your car.

4. scissors
My kids made the scissors a necessary tool in my car. Every time I bought them a toy wrapped in those indestructible packages, it was pure pain driving back home to get a pair of scissors. That alone, make them a necessity in my car and maybe yours too. ;)

Husky Diamond Tip Magnetic Screwdriver Set  |  Pliers  |  Duct Tape

A small set of those old-time hand tools is always good to have in your car. The idea is that you never need to use them, but if you do, you'll be glad to have them.

don't forget to include working gloves...
Milwaukee Performance work gloves

And most importantly... Your cell phone!!

What's that tool you really need to have in your car at all times?

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  1. Aren't you smart to have all those? We also carry a "winter pack" with a candle in a can that can be used to heat the car enough to keep you alive in case your car quits and you aren't close to anything----bottled water--chocolate bars---a tin cup---dry soup mix--crackers--extra gloves and heavy socks. LOL- WE are prepared! xo Diana

  2. I want some suggestions on the best floor jack guide as I do not have the time to look in the market for it and compare it with the good ones. So it would be a great help if anyone could give me the suggestion.

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