Seven emergency gadgets every car should have
- Spare tyre
A tyre in good condition, along with a jack and wheel brace must be in your car. If your wheels require a special security key, ensure it’s always in your car. Keep a portable tyre inflator and sealer in case disaster strikes again.
- First aid kit
Ensure your kit contains gloves, plasters, antiseptic solution or wipes, gauze, sterile cotton balls, safety pins, hand sanitizer, tweezers, painkillers and a list of emergency numbers.
- LED flashlight
If you’re stuck on the side of the road at night, you’ll need efficient lighting. LED lights have a longer battery life than conventional lights. Be sure to keep charged batteries on hand so you aren’t left in the dark.
- Jump starter kit
A dead car battery needs all the help it can get. Invest in an easy-to-use, multi-functional jump starter kit. Ideal for new and old vehicle models, it won’t get damaged if clamps are accidentally connected in reverse or break easily if dropped.
- Reflective warning triangle
Without one of these, oncoming traffic might not see your stationery vehicle in time to avoid an accident.
- Fire extinguisher
When dealing with combustibles such as fuel, it’s probably a good idea to have a fire extinguisher handy. After a car crash, a small fire can escalate into a much bigger problem in no time.
A long towing rope will make it much easier for someone to help tow your car to safety – or for you to do the same for someone else.
Adapted from https://lowvelder.co.za/286900/six-emergency-gadgets-every-car-must-have/ (Aug 13, 2015)