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Tools to Keep in the Car

When traveling, anything can come up. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a mechanic to handle certain situations. If you are someone who likes to be prepared, here are a few tools to give you peace of mind while out on the road.


In case of an accident, this small tool is great to have. The LifeHammer can cut through jammed seatbelts and can help break through car windows. The tool is lightweight and easy to store in the console or in side panels.

Kobalt Multi-Drive Wrench

This tool offers the capability to work with dozens of different nuts and bolts. It features a four-sided rotating spline with interchangeable spline heads. The Kobalt Multi-Drive Wrench is a convenient tool that serves as the ultimate wrench.

Smittybilt Recovery Strap

This strap can be used to pull fallen debris and heavy loads. The Smittybilt 3” x 30” recovery straps use double-stitched webbing and a double hoop design to make towing heavy loads easier. The Smittybilt can handle up to 30,000 pounds and can help drivers out of any sticky situation.

Schumacher SpeedCharge

A Schumacher SpeedCharge can boost a car’s battery two times faster than the average charger. Features include multiple charging modes, electronic push-button controls, microprocessor control, and fully automatic operation. This is great to have on hand when your car battery is running low. The SpeedCharge automatically adjusts the amperage rate to charge and maintain batteries efficiently. It also comes with an easy to read LED indicator that indicates the battery’s charge status.

Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool

The Leatherman Wave is 17 tools in one that you can use for everything. It can strip and bend wires, cut through plastic, and work as a bottle opener.  This is perfect for any job and is great to have in a safety kit. It’s a quality tool that includes two different kinds of pliers, wire cutters, knives, a saw, a ruler, scissors, files, and a multi-bit screwdriver. It also includes an all locking feature, meaning that every tool locks into place. The feature enables you to operate individual tools safely and effectively. Every feature can be opened and operated with one hand.

Leatherman Wave tool includes (1) needlenose pliers, (2) regular pliers, (3) hard-wire cutters, (4) wire cutters, (5) wire stripper, (6) 420HC knife, (7) 420HC serrated knife, (8) saw, (9) spring-action scissors, (10) ruler (8 in/19 cm), (11) can opener, (12) bottle opener, (13) wood/metal file, (14) diamond-coated file, (15) large bit driver, (16) small bit driver, (17) medium screwdriver.

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