Must-Have Roadside Assistance Tools
By Adelia Ladson
I can almost guarantee that everyone who drives a vehicle on a regular basis has experienced, one or two times, tires getting stuck in the mud, the battery going dead or a tire going flat. These are just some of the things that happen when you own a vehicle. Now, if you're stranded or not, when something happens, is completely up to you. There are tools out there that will make sure that you're never stranded.
Portable Car Battery Jumper and Power Bank
The first thing that you need to have in your vehicle is a set of jumper cables because one of the most common roadside emergencies is a dead battery. The problem with jumper cables is that you still need another vehicle battery to hook them up to. With the Portable Car Battery Jumper And Power Bank, you don't have to worry because you're completely self-sufficient. So throw away those old jumper cables! The sleek, white 8,000 mAh power bank can jump a vehicle approximately 20 times and it will retain a charge for approximately six months. It will also charge electronic devices including smart phones and tablets using the included multi-head USB cable. Included in the kit are a home adapter plug and a car adapter plug to charge the power bank and the battery clamps with jumper cables. The entire car battery jumper and power bank kit fits into a sturdy, rectangle zippered canvas case with a wrist lanyard.
Electric Car Jack
The next thing you absolutely need, if you don't already have one with your spare tire, is a jack. If you don't, you need to put the Electric Car Jack in your trunk or truck tool box. If you have a regular jack, now's the time to upgrade to an electric jack to make your life much easier when changing your tire. The powerful 4000-lb capacity scissor jack is powered through your vehicle with a 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter. It has a 12" cord that will reach all areas of the car or truck and a built-in circuit breaker within the jack protects your vehicle’s wiring from over-load. The jack and its cord fits neatly in a tough plastic storage case.
BugOut Off-Road Tire Grabbers
The BugOut Off-Road Tire Grabbers are a necessity if you plan on going off the beaten path. Whether your vehicle needs traction on mud or ice, the heavily treaded tire grabbers will get you moving again. No more scrambling to look for something to put under the tires! Each of the grabbers is molded of heavy-duty TPU and both can be stored in the tough nylon bag that comes with them. Just drop it in your trunk or truck bed when you're going off-roading.
BugOut Portable Air Pump
Like a dead battery, a flat tire is also a pretty common roadside emergency. So, the last thing that you need to add to your roadside assistance tools in your vehicle is the BugOut Portable Air Pump. It will allow you to pump up your tire until you can get to a place to get a new one. What I really like about it is the intelligent pressure detection. Just set your desired pressure on the digital display and it will automatically shut-off when the job is done. Rated up to 120 PSI, the air pump has a 2,000 mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that will give you 40 minutes of power per charge. It has a lightweight and compact design so that it can be carried anywhere, and it works in minutes. Another thing that I like is that not only will it pump up vehicle tires, but it will inflate bicycle tires, sports balls and other inflatables. The portable air pump comes with a USB charging cable, a variety of valve adapters and an inflation tube.
Must-Have Roadside Assistance Tools
If you own a vehicle, chances are you will have some sort of roadside emergency that can leave you stranded. Here are the must-have roadside assistance tools you should keep in your vehicle.