Vehicle breakdowns can be an inconvenient or even frightening experience. However, keeping a few simple tools on hand can help you avoid breakdowns and make simple repairs. Here are three tools every car owner should have.
1. Tire Inflator and Sealer
A flat tire can happen at any time due to wear and tear or damage from potholes, nails or other foreign objects. Some flat tires may need to be replaced with a spare, but others can be repaired. A can of tire sealer can be used to find and temporarily repair small leaks so that you can drive your car far enough to get a new tire put on. A farm and fleet air compressor can be used to reinflate a tire with a slow leak or air up a spare or patched up tire to the proper tire pressure.
2. Socket and Screwdriver Set
Vibration from the road or simple wear and tear can sometimes cause parts, such as a battery terminal connection or hose clamp, to come loose on your car. You may be able to fix these issues by simply tightening up whatever has come loose but to do that, you will need the right tool. Keeping a socket wrench and screwdriver set with multiple socket sizes and screwdriver tips should provide you with the options you need to tighten most loose parts.
3. Duct Tape
Duct tape can be useful for a variety of temporary repairs. Whether you need to patch up a loose