Tools Every Car Should Contain

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It might be hard to stay safe while out driving, but there are some great tools that can give you an advantage. You don’t need a whole lot of room in your car to have safety at your fingertips, either. Following are some great tools that you should think about keeping in your car at all times.

Multi-Tool

If you don’t have a complete automotive tool set in your car, you can still have access to the tools that might be useful, should you break down. A handy little multi-tool that has a series of interchangeable attachments can be purchased for a relatively low price. This is also something that is easy to keep in your glove box, so that you don’t have to give up precious trunk space.

Life Hammer

These are small tools, but they could really save your life one day. These tools can be used to cut through seat belts that have become stuck over passengers. They can also be used to break windows of a car, should that be necessary for a quick escape. The important this about keeping one of these tools is making sure that you can easily get at it, should you become involved in an accident. There’s no point keeping it locked away in the glove box or trunk.

Recovery Strap

These have a few different names, but they are basically lengths of flat, heavy-duty material that can be attached to your vehicle, and another vehicle. They are not used for towing, but to get your car out of mud, sand, or snow. As the other car pulls away, the recovery strap will stretch, and then “snap” back, and yank your car free.

Great Advice for Buying a New Car

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Some people only have the opportunity to buy a brand-new car once in their lifetime. If you are going to spend thousands (and tens-of-thousands) of dollars on a new car, you certainly want to get exactly what you’re looking for. The problem is that car dealers are used to this whole process, while most average people have little idea what they’re doing. These handy tips for buying a new car will help you to avoid being taken advantage of.

Be Prepared

You should decide exactly what you want – before you go to a car dealership. You can ask other people for advice, as well as looking on the Internet. Forums are a great place to get advice from other people like yourself. Once you know what you want, don’t allow the dealer to change your mind for you. They might throw a load of complex-sounding jargon your way, but you are still the customer – and the customer is always right.

Do You Need Those Options?

Cars don’t often come with all of the advertised features. The vehicles that you see around the dealership are probably fitted with every extras, but those things all cost more money. Some of these features are perfect for what you need, so they might be worth paying for. You should avoid wasting money on any extras that you don’t want, or need.

Get It in Writing

If you talk to a dealer, and they give you a specific price and deal, be sure to get that in writing, along with the dealer’s name. You might decide to go and shop around, but you will know that you can go back and get that specific deal later.