Whether you on the long road or in the neighbourhood, you want to reach destination safely. However, smooth sailing is never guaranteed, and emergencies tend to crop up when you least expect it. So, to be better prepared for life’s uncertainties, we have gathered a car tool essentials list for you.
This is a must-have for every driver. A jack is a standard feature that comes with your car, irrespective of whether it’s new or used. You need a jack to lift the car when changing a tyre.
As is the case with the car jack, the spare wheel is another standard safety tool that all vehicles have.
It’s mandatory that you always have one in your car’s boot. The spare wheel will come in handy when you have a tyre puncture.
Running your engine without water damages it. It is therefore advisable to keep a two-litre bottle of water in the car in case it overheats.
No one wants to be stuck on the road in the middle of nowhere. It’s always a good idea to have a towing rope in your boot to make sure that you can be moved to a more secure area.
This makes other drivers aware of your presence on the side of the road when you have a breakdown
or changing a tyre at night.
These are used to power up a car if the battery is completely drained. Keeping it in your car will also allow you to help someone else in the same situation.
Wheel Spanner and Locknut key
A wheel spanner and a locknut key (if your car has locknuts) should also come with the car when you buy it. Both tools are important when changing a tyre.
Written by Moeketsi Letsohla
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