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What kind of Safety kit do you carry in your car?

Please suggest essential and safety kit required in car.

 

Thanks,

Amit

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I carry only Air pump and Jack with basic tool kit. 

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39 minutes ago, mit1682 said:

Please suggest essential and safety kit required in car.

 

I have following things in my car

  1. Dash cam
  2. Air pump (electric)
  3. Basic tool kit (Provided in car)
  4. First Aid kit (Provided in car)
  5. Spare bulbs (Provided in car)
  6. Brake pads (old one, just kept them in boot, can be helpful in emergency)
  7. Duct tape 
  8. 3M lubricant spray
  9. Mobile charger 
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 Have following things in my car

  1. Dash cam + spare memory card. 
  2. First aid box
  3. Torch
  4. Duct tape
  5. Water bottle + snacks (which I change regularly).
  6. Glass cleaner liquid
  7. A cardboard with mine, spouse & parents mobile number along with my local address and reference of my local friend.
  8. A whistle

Planning to buy below items

1. Hammer cum seat belt cutter - Emergency kit

2. Torch cum flasher - Emergency kit

3. Emergency glow jacket

4. Air pump + puncture kit

5. Rear dash cam

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26 minutes ago, Ranger said:

 

I have following things in my car

  1. Dash cam
  2. Air pump (electric)
  3. Basic tool kit (Provided in car)
  4. First Aid kit (Provided in car)
  5. Spare bulbs (Provided in car)
  6. Brake pads (old one, just kept them in boot, can be helpful in emergency)
  7. Duct tape 
  8. 3M lubricant spray
  9. Mobile charger 

Would like to add up a 'towing rope' to the list :) 

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Do check out the post above by @SK01, Pretty much a detailed and well made one :) 

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2 hours ago, mit1682 said:

What kind of Safety kit do you carry in your car?

Please suggest essential and safety kit required in car.

 

Thanks,

Amit

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I always carry,

  • Tool Kit
  • Properly inflated spare wheel
  • First Aid medical kit (provided by the manufacturer & customised one)
  • Spare bulbs (my car's old headlights set still working)
  • Seatbelt cutter, glass breaking hammer
  • Long distance torchlight
  • HVK GS initiative sticker stuck on my dashboard with emergency contacts
  • Turmeric powder (please check the article mentioned by @sagar)
  • Power bank (short story at the end of the list)
  • Tow Rope
  • Duplicate key

Wishlist

  • Dashcam (two sides)
  • Full sized spare wheel
  • Air pump
  • Advanced tool kit
  • Floor Jack
  • Jumpstart cables (did this twice to my cars, Freestyle and City on my own with technicians supervision)

A short story on the power bank:

 

I always took my phone's battery for granted as I'm not a heavy user and back then I used Moto X Play known for its battery life. 

Last year when I was travelling to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, I learnt the importance of two small yet life-saving things, the first one Power Bank and the second one Jio sim card. 

I, for the second time, got betrayed by Google Maps and went inside the jungle(literally) where there was not even a single car, at least a bike in sight. The locals don't even understand Hindi. The only language they know is some local tribal language which didn't even sound like proper Marathi to my father(he knows a bit of Marathi). My phone battery was 1%, Used Airtel sim and the signal bar never appeared. Thankfully, my mother's phone had signals (Reliance sim) and my phone died immediately after copying the resort managers' number.

 

We were betrayed by google maps and were lost somewhere deep inside the jungle, that too in a Sedan where Leopards and Tigers venture in the night. It took 1 hour for the resort people to find us and the time was already 4:00 PM. 

 

So, advice you all to carry Jio sim whenever venturing to unexplored areas and fully charged power bank too. Never trust google maps. 

53 minutes ago, sagar said:

 

Do check out the post above by @SK01, Pretty much a detailed and well made one :) 

Thanks for mentioning my article☺️

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@SK01 it seems you had very adventurous trip. Thanks for sharing experience. Will surely treat this as lesson learnt.   

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55 minutes ago, mit1682 said:

@SK01 it seems you had very adventurous trip. Thanks for sharing experience. Will surely treat this as lesson learnt.   

@mit1682kind of yes. But these trips aren't sufficient for me. Longer, bigger and more adventurous road trips yet to do in my new Ford Freestyle. 

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I can add offline google maps to the list. Can be handy when you are driving during the night in remote areas.

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10 minutes ago, karthik said:

I can add offline google maps to the list. Can be handy when you are driving during the night in remote areas.

Yes really good idea. Will add that to my list. 

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For safety of mine and to help if anyone is in need i bought towing belt ( metal ropes can be deadly if broken in recovery process) but some how it is missing with hooks.. Anyone as idea from i can get U-type hooks.. Amazon is charging too high almost price of belt :(

Any suggestion ? 

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16 hours ago, Dushyant said:

For safety of mine and to help if anyone is in need i bought towing belt ( metal ropes can be deadly if broken in recovery process) but some how it is missing with hooks.. Anyone as idea from i can get U-type hooks.. Amazon is charging too high almost price of belt :(

Any suggestion ? 

Try AliExpress, Auto Trends.

 

 

 

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