Car Tips and Tricks

Must Have Car Accessories

Car accessories range from useful all the way to ridiculous and outlandish. Today we’re going to be looking at the genuinely useful ones.

 Jump Starter

Jump Starter

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Anytime you have a flat battery and the car won’t start you have a few options. Conventionally either bump starting manual cars or by using jumper cables. The problem with both of these methods is they usually require the help of another person. However these accessories are designed specifically so that you can start your car fully self sufficiently. Essentially a larger more powerful battery bank with connectors for you car battery. This probably won’t do you much good if you use an electric vehicle though.

Baseus Mini Or Similar Accessories

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So there are plenty of alternatives to the brand we mentioned but this one has it all. It’s primary purpose is smashing windows, for quick escapes from dangerous situations. It also comes equipped with a belt cutter to quickly remove restraints. We suggest you keep something similar in your car at all times.

Hydraulic Car Jack

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Less of accessories and more into the tool realm. Still the utility offered by a hydraulic jack greatly reduces the amount of labour and often time that goes into changing tires in your car. Your standard jack will do the trick, but especially for newer drivers or those who aren’t physically strong would appreciate such an accessory.

3-in-1 Phone Mount

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Our phones play a large role in our lives, so much that they’ve become part of our cars. If your car doesn’t come with built in Bluetooth or even a phone mount then you need a 3-in-1 phone mount. This accessory will hold your phone, charge your phone and provide you with Bluetooth. Extremely useful for a plethora of daily situations, from listening to music to using your phone as a sat nav.

Tool Kit

Having a basic set of tools in your car can be very helpful in case of emergencies or unexpected breakdowns. Here are some of the essential tools you should consider keeping in your car:

  1. Jack and lug wrench: These tools are necessary for changing a flat tire.
  2. Jumper cables: In case your battery dies, you can use jumper cables to jump-start your car using another car.

  3. Tire pressure gauge: Maintaining proper tire pressure is important for safety and fuel efficiency.

  4. Screwdrivers: A flathead and Phillips screwdriver can be helpful for minor repairs.
  5. Pliers: A set of pliers can be used for various tasks, such as removing a stuck bolt or cutting wires.
  6. Duct tape: This versatile tape can be used for temporary fixes, such as patching a small leak or securing a loose part.
  7. Flashlight: A reliable flashlight can help you see what you’re working on in low-light conditions.
  8. First-aid kit: In case of minor injuries, a first-aid kit can come in handy.
  9. Tire sealant: A can of tire sealant can help fix a small puncture and allow you to drive to the nearest repair shop.
  10. Multi-tool: A multi-tool, such as a Swiss Army knife, can include various tools such as a knife, scissors, pliers, and a can opener.

It’s important to note that these are just some basic tools that can be helpful in case of emergencies. Depending on your situation, you may need additional tools or equipment. It’s also a good idea to check your tools regularly to make sure they are in good condition and replace any that are damaged or worn out.

Tools can help out in a pinch both for you and any friends that may be in need on the roadside.


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