Thursday, April 18, 2024
HomeLifestyleCar Break-Down Accessories

Car Break-Down Accessories

If you have ever had your car break down, you know how stressful it can be. You also understand that preparing for such an event is best. Having the right tools and accessories in your car can make a difference when your vehicle is no longer running correctly on a busy highway or off-road trail. We recommend keeping these items in your vehicle at all times:

Battery jumper cables

If you find yourself in a situation where your car battery has died, and you don’t have jumper cables, or if the person helping you doesn’t want to use them, there’s another way to get your car running again. You can call someone with jumper cables and have them jump-start your car with theirs. However, it is essential only to let people else attempt this task if they are experienced with jumper cables and have been appropriately trained to do so safely.

If this is done incorrectly, it could lead to severe injury or even death! In addition, it could cause damage to the electrical systems of both vehicles involved in the jump-starting process–so please make sure that whoever helps you knows what they’re doing!

To begin this process:

  • Locate an open metal surface such as an engine block (or any metal part). You’ll need plenty of room for two people or more, especially if one person brings their vehicle over so that they can help out directly by providing power from their battery pack instead of using those standard jumper cables, which would require someone standing outside both vehicles holding onto two ends. In contrast, another person drives around trying various speeds until something happens…

Tire pressure gauge

A tire pressure gauge is an inexpensive and useful little tool in your car. It’s also valid for all your other vehicles, so grab one to keep in each of them!

When you check the air pressure in your tires, you ensure they’re at peak performance. When tires are low on air, they lose their ability to handle the weight of your vehicle efficiently. This can lead to damage or even blowouts if it goes too far—and with winter coming up soon, those last few degrees make all the difference between safe and unsafe driving conditions! Having one will save you money by preventing accidents (and helping minimize repair costs), so why not get one today?

Small first aid kit

Ensure you have a small first aid kit in your car. In it, you should include bandages and gauze pads to cover wounds, antiseptic wipes for cleaning injuries, adhesive tape or a self-adherent wrap to secure the application in place (which may be helpful if you have someone with sensitive skin), and any other supplies that might be useful in emergencies. 

You can also add some non-prescription medications, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, for pain relief and an emergency contact number in case anyone has an allergic reaction or requires medical attention outside their regular doctor’s office hours. Please ensure everyone who drives your car knows where the kit is stored and how to use it!

Flashlight (with batteries)

  • Make sure it is waterproof.
  • Make sure it has an intense beam.
  • Make sure the batteries are fresh.
  • Know how to use it.
  • Have extra batteries in your vehicle and your house/apartment/office (just in case).

You should keep several items in your car in case it breaks down.

You should keep several items in your car in case it breaks down.

  • A first aid kit: You want to avoid being stuck on the side of the road with no way to take care of yourself or other drivers, so keeping a basic first aid kit at hand is a good idea. A few bandages, gauze pads, and antiseptic wipes will do more than enough for most injuries that may occur during a minor traffic collision or from slipping on ice.
  • A flashlight: It’s always good to have lights on hand, even if you’re changing out a flat tire yourself. If help does arrive though (or someone else needs something), having light will make things much easier for everyone involved—significantly if night has fallen!
  • Extra clothes: Besides helping with changing tires, having extra clothes can also come in handy when unforeseen circumstances like spills or fires (and yes—fires do happen!). Having a different set of clothes in your vehicle means that no matter what happens, you’ll always have something clean nearby when getting back home becomes difficult due to outside factors beyond your control.


We hope our tips have been helpful. We’re all about helping people. Check out our website also. 


Most Popular

Recent Comments