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Tools You Should Always Keep In Your Car
By James Blanchard
As a car owner, it is important to have your toolbox ready in case of emergency. If you plan to do your own car maintenance and repairs, you need a toolbox to keep tools clean, in good shape, and all in one place. Here are the basic tools every car toolbox should have.
Even when it is daylight, a good flashlight is a must. LED flashlight last longer than an incandescent and will keep running even as the batteries get depleted and there’s no bulb to have to worry about changing.
Flares are not only good for signaling and preventing people from crashing into your car but you can use them for starting a campfire.
Having a multi-head screwdriver ensures that you’ll have the correct type and size in order to fix minor problems while on the road.
Another practical product to have in your tool kit is a screw holder. A screw holder enables you to put the screw straight into the screw insert and tighten up the screw.
If you are going to have only one wrench in your tool box, choose an adjustable wrench. A wrench is considered the most basic tool for auto repair and are useful for replacing most parts on your vehicle.
Pliers are essential if you want to change hoses, work with difficult connectors, and sometimes even brake work. You won't get far with DIY car maintenance without some.
Tire Pressure Gauge
As the name impliesFree Reprint Articles, this tool is used in checking the tire pressure. Make it a habit to check your vehicle’s tire pressure as a safety precaution.
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