Essential car equipment

2015-11-25 06:23
Photo: supplied When repairing your car always ensure you have the correct tools for the job.

Photo: supplied When repairing your car always ensure you have the correct tools for the job.

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WHEN repairing your car always ensure you have the correct tools for the job.

Tyres and the spare
Always keep a jack, a wheel spanner or brace, and fully inflated spare wheel in your boot - in case you get a flat wheel and there’s no help at hand. Remember, not all wheel spanners fit all wheel nuts. So check yours before putting it in your boot.
Regularly check your spare wheel to ensure that it hasn’t deflated. Read the manual to your car and make sure it’s always in your car.

Emergency kit
Put together an emergency kit for your car and keep it in the boot.
Use an airtight plastic container and fill it with:
• first-aid kit;
• torch (check the batteries regularly);
• oil, brake fluid and a bottle of water­;
• set of screwdrivers;
• gloves, duct tape and spare fuses;
• bottles of drinking water and non-perishable foods;
• matches;
• spare clothing (including a plastic raincoat); and
• blanket.

- Supplied.

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