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These 7 Things Should Be a Part of Your Car Emergency Kit

December 01, 2016 18:11 IST

We all love to go on long drives. It is quite relaxing after a hectic week at work. The breathtaking views, music and the company of your loved ones; just what more do you need! However, you need to be a little cautious before planning to go for a long drive. That amazing drive can turn into a nightmare if your car breaks down in the middle of the road. The worst is if you are not carrying an emergency kit in your car. Wait a minute! You can’t leave on a long journey without an emergency kit.

An emergency kit must have all the essentials and devices you need to repair your car and get it running. All you need is a little space in your boot for your emergency kit which will prevent you from getting stranded amidst your journey.

Here is everything you need in your car to prevent a breakdown –

#1 Car Jumper Cable

Car Jumper Cable

 Buy Car Battery Jumper Cable @ Rs 499

This one tops the list. If the engine needs a temporary boost due to battery issues, you need a jumper cable as it enables you to jump start your car by connecting your car with another car with a healthy battery. Make sure you buy a jumper cable which is as long enough to support the activity.

#2 Car Towing Rope

Car Towing Rope

 Buy Car Towing Rope Under Rs 450

Need to tow your car to the nearest car garage or a service centre? Invest in a high quality towing rope which allows you to pull your car with another car. A towing rope is made of two forging iron hooks which can absorb the towing jerks and reduce the vibration of two cars to the lowest during towing. The forged hooks with safety latch can prevent it from falling off the car and make it easier to take off or put on.

#3 Tubeless Tyre Puncture Repair Kit

Tyre Puncture Kit

 Buy Tubeless Tyre Puncture Repair Kit @ Rs 149

This one is a must have in the boot of your car. Repair the punctured tyre quickly and effortlessly.

How to use it?

-          Remove the pointed object out of the tyre

-          Insert the rasp in the hole, push it hard and then pull it to roughen and clean the edges.

-          Apply a coat of rubber cement and spread it on the hole

-          Insert the repair string in the hole to seal it

Please note:

Use it only for punctures on the tyres and not on the sidewalls. This kit is a temporary fix. You must get the tyre repaired after reaching your destination.

#4 Tyre Jack

In case of a tyre puncture, you not only need a puncture repair kit but a reliable jack to lift the vehicle and change the tyre. With a lifting capacity of 3 tonnes, it can easily lift the car and hold it while you change the tyre.

#5 Tyre inflator

Tyre inflators

 Buy Tyre Inflator Under Rs 1000

Make sure you keep a check on your tyre pressure from time to time. You must have a tyre inflator in your car at all times and inflate the tyres whenever required.

#6 Tool Kit

Autofurnish Scew Driver Set

 Buy Toolkit with Foldable Screwdriver Set @ Rs 222

A toolkit comprises of all the necessary tools required by a mechanic in times of a breakdown. You can choose from these toolkits which contains all the tools like pliers, screwdrivers and so on.

#7 Fuel Siphon Pump

Fuel Siphon Pump

 

Buy Car Fuel Transfer Tool @ Rs 990

Did you car breakdown due to insufficient fuel? All you need to is carry a bottle of extra fuel in your boot as a safety measure. In case of a breakdown, you can use this pump to enable fuel transfer from the bottle to the fuel tank. With an intake and discharge transfer system, you can easily transfer fuel or oil.

 

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