It’s a scientifically proven fact that an average American spends 290 hours per year behind the wheel. I am one of those people. That’s more than one can even assume. For me, a truck is not just a means of transport but a family member and an indispensable part of my life.
Thus, it’s obvious that life is unpredictable and we never know what obstacles lie ahead, but since we spend so much time driving we need to be ready for any unexpected turn or at least minimize the consequences.
That is why, I believe, my own list of items that can be handy in any kind of situation will be really appreciated by you, right?
Shortlist must-haves products with links:
- Jumper cables
- Life Hammer
- Cell phone charger/extra battery
- Portable air compressor
- Roadside flares
- Fire extinguisher and First Aid Kit
Things that matter
Here we go. For certain, the list of must haves can vary depending on where you live, your driving habits and needs, as well as season of the year. So you can adapt it to your living environment or remove/add any other stuff you suppose is better for you.
I am convinced that the first things you need to care about is the ones that can help you out in any break down or when you find yourself stranded on the side of the road.
It can turn into a nightmare if you find your car battery dead after a long and exhausting working day. No matter what the situation is, car batteries don't typically give you signs of trouble until it's too late, and then your car just won't start. That’s exactly when you need a pair of jumper cables. You may believe that if your truck is relatively new, it won’t concern you at all. No, dude, that’s where you are wrong.
It doesn’t matter how old or new your car is, having a set of jumper cables and what’s more important, knowing how to use them is a must!
A bad accident may block you inside your car. So this tool can rescue your life in many ways: it has a seat belt cutter, a steel hammer head that easily breaks side windows, and a glow-in-the-dark pin for easy retrieval in the dark.
This thing is a real life saver. It’s an essential item in every car!
Cell phone charger/extra battery
You know, Murphy’s Law works well especially in most unexpected moments. I think everyone will easily remember, when they found their cell phones dead in an emergency situation. It won’t cost you a fortune to have extra set in your truck but they can be really handy in many cases. It goes without saying – must have!
Portable air compressor
When air pressure in your tires is low but they haven’t blown out yet, you can use air compressor in order to help you keep on driving and reach some repair shop to have them fixed. They are pretty affordable, easy to transport and can save your time greatly!
What’s more it can even save your expenses.
When you pull over on the side of the road, and if it’s all dark over there, you can be hardly visible for other drivers. It is definitely very dangerous for both you and bypassing cars.
Roadside flares will come in handy if you have to have a stopover at night or something.
Fire extinguisher and First Aid Kit
These two are crucial items for every car! If you don’t have them, even don’t think driving.
Car fires can be especially dangerous because of the flammable liquids coursing through their systems.
Even in case you never happen to need them personally, there might be someone who will desperately need your help!
So, guys, keep these things in your truck and stay safe! Be prepared for any crap you may come across on the road. They can rescue you or help you save someone’s life!
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