Cars do a great job of transporting us where we want to go but there’s no doubt that sometimes things go wrong whether the weather is troublesome or a car part fails.
Conveniently, a car trunk is big enough to keep tools that we might need for any event and even a spare basketball or tennis racket.
While it’s fine to add to your car tool kit as you think of it or after something happens and you think, “Darn! I wish I had this in my car,” it will make your life much easier to have the essentials readily available for whatever comes your way.
If you get caught in mud or snow, having a tool kit to tide you over until help arrives is better than burning out your transmission trying to get out of it and paying for a surprise transmission repair.
If you get in a car accident at night and can’t see what happened, having this tool kit will make you feel better and feel more comfortable in times of crisis. Here are things you should definitely have in your car tool kit.
Car Tools In Case of Bad Weather
When snow, rain, sleet, hail, or heavy winds occur and driving is not recommended, there’s a chance that you might get stuck on the side of the road or need to clear off the area around your car. It’s best to get all the snow and ice off your car and clear all windows before driving for optimal visibility.
If you’re stuck in mud or ice, having a tool to clear out the space around the tires or scoop mud or snow out of your muffler can save your life. If you get soaked in a rainstorm, having a change of clothes will make you more comfortable and stave off hypothermia. In case of a tornado or hurricane, getting out of your car with some supplies to a safer location is your best bet.
Keep these tools and gear in your car in case of inclement weather.
- Water Bottle
- Weather Radio
- Ice Scraper
- Compact Shovel
- Phone Charger
- Extra Shoes
- Change of Clothes
- Extra Jacket
Car Tools In Case of Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is an average of 5.4 million car accidents that occur each year that are reported to the police. Anything can happen each time you drive, whether it’s a fender bender or a crash on a larger scale.
Be prepared to protect yourself if you need to get out of the car by breaking a window or simply set up some road flares at night to notify other drivers that you are pulled over or break down on the side of the road.
- Paracord Rope
- First Aid Kit
- Pen & Paper
- Road Flares
- Phone Charger
Car Tools For Car Problems
Car problems can look like many things like a flat tire, an overheated engine, or a rear side mirror that got knocked off. These tools will help you temporarily fix some problems so you can get home or to a car repair shop.
If your Check Engine Light ever comes on, it’s best to get it diagnosed quickly so you don’t end up on the side of the road with a burned out transmission or spark plugs.
The best thing you can do is to empower yourself to get through whatever happens.
- Spare Tire in Good Condition with Tire Jack & Tire Iron
- Jumper Cables
- Car Manual
- Pressure Gauge
- Duct Tape
While this does seem like a big list, a car trunk organizer or a couple of boxes can help contain these tools and not be a crazy mess in your trunk.
If you’re worried about how your car is going to do this season, bring it in for a FREE seasonal safety check so we can let you know if anything needs a fix or if you’re good to go. Trust in AAMCO Colorado and Schedule an Appointment with one of our Colorado AAMCO locations today.