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Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? #4631170
01/11/18 09:32 AM
01/11/18 09:32 AM
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ChrisD46 Offline OP
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As a basic emergency tool box for your vehicle - please advise what items you should have in the tool box ?
... I want to make one up for each of my vehicles to have in the trunk - Thanks in advance !!


2017 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L GDI 4 cylinder
2010 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L 4 cylinder
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Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631175
01/11/18 09:36 AM
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What about an electrical problem ?


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Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631177
01/11/18 09:38 AM
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An air compressor, tire plug kit, needle nose pliers and 20' TWO gauge jumper cables.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631181
01/11/18 09:42 AM
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Florida, Cape Coral
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Cell phone with phone numbers, jumper cables, electrical tape, pocket knife, pliers & side cutters. 2x red flares. Ed


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Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631185
01/11/18 09:46 AM
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Emergency survival blankets (2)
Flash light
Candle
Auto glass breaker ( put in counsel)
Chemical hand warmer packets
Fire extinguisher
Whistle

Yeah, I know these aren’t tools, but you did say emergency.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 01/11/18 09:59 AM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631188
01/11/18 09:47 AM
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I drive a lot of highway miles 340,000 in the last 14 years.

Tires are #1, so I have two spares, air tank, air compressor, tire plugs, jack & tire wrench.

Second are spontaneous coolant leaks (cracked plastic radiator tank, hole in a hose) so I have epoxy, hose splices, clamps, tie wraps, and a water jug.

Third is a spare alternator, belt, jumper cables and necessary tools.

This is 99.9% of everything that can go wrong.


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I once had an idler pulley SEIZE at night in a REALLY BAD part of Dallas. (remote, also)

By the Grace of God, I actually had an old one in the back of the truck! But hardly any tools.
I changed it with: a claw hammer, a jack handle, and a channel lock pliers. Miracles never cease.


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Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631193
01/11/18 09:51 AM
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Make sure you have a wrench capable of busting the lug nuts. I carry a 24” breaker with the correct socket.

SF


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631198
01/11/18 09:55 AM
01/11/18 09:55 AM
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Onondaga County
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Depending on how big of a trip I'm taking or what I'm doing I pack a ton!

Any trip that's out of range of AAA or any Jeep trip gets the following:
- Full tool set with all the "random" tools that I need ---- for example, Jeeps need a 13mm 12 point socket to take the wheel bearings out, 36mm for the axle nut
- Air compressor / tire inflater
- Tow straps
- Electrical Box. Has soldering gun, power inverter, wires, butt connectors, electrical tape, strippers, test light random bulbs and fuses
- Jumper cables
- 38mm for camper hubs and grease should the hubs start running hot
- Breaker Bar

ALWAYS
- Snack food, granola bars, powerade (doesn't freeze and explode)
- Blankets

Road trips are always packed pretty tight!


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Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631207
01/11/18 10:03 AM
01/11/18 10:03 AM
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MTL, CANADA
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Qt of motor oil, qt of trans fluid. 14mm wrench for oil drain plug. Unsure if it would ever be necessary. Spare tire in good condition, car jack. All tools need for tire exchange. Tire plugs, air compressor. Cell phone. Rags, only so much you can do to be prepared. A valid AAA/CAA membership


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Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631219
01/11/18 10:20 AM
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Hudson, NH
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AAA card. I used it last month. Came out from work, click. Didn't start. No symptoms prior. AAA came out and tested battery and alternator. Battery was bad. He was driving around with the right one for me, swapped it out and I was headed home 30 mins from the call. Gave me a deal and a 3 year warranty for being a member. Battery was approx the same price as a Duralast Gold. A couple of years ago I had a flat. Replaced the tire in the breakdown lane on a Maine highway at night with the speed limit of 70. After an 18 wheeler buzzed me and nearly sucked me out onto the highway I decided to get a AAA membership and save DIY repairs for my garage. No more carrying a compressor I never used. No more tools rolling around the trunk for problems you probably can't fix on the side of the road.


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Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631231
01/11/18 10:37 AM
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Michigan
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Cash and a firearm


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Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631303
01/11/18 11:42 AM
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Start doing your service out of your car's toolbox so that you know what you have, how to use it and can think about what you really need.

Finally focus on safety and dealing with an accident.

Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4631340
01/11/18 12:10 PM
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Phone and pair of gloves along with a blanket (lay on if wet out).

Jumper cables.

Side of highway or road very dangerous place to be.

Re: Tools To Have For Vehicle Emergency ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4634130
01/14/18 12:35 AM
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Chicago
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Chicago
My car came with a first aid kit. Even tho i dont know how to use anything in there aside from a band-aid.

Just got a AAA card.
4 way tire iron from HF.
Cheap-o tire compressor.
HF mover's blanket.
Jumper cables 1990's version from craftsman when it was 2 or 0 gauge.

I should maybe get a roll of ductape and flashlight.


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