A professional mechanic has thousands of dollars invested in hand tools because he or she has to repair virtually any part of any car. Having the correct, appropriate as well as specific tool simply allows them to work faster, more easily and efficiently and at the end of their workday at their garage or auto dealership make more money.
For example when it comes to winter driving as you might find in the colder northern climes of Minnesota, and the colder more frigid regions of Northern Alberta Canadathat those who own tire chains often even neglect the care and attention of these road safety and handling devices. Often the “chains” are put away in the back and recesses of the garage – so that when their appropriate and necessary time comes that they are nowhere to be found or located.
In terms of flat tires, you will need a spare in good working order, a jack and lug wrench – all of which you must easily find in the dark. Hence it never hurts to have a fully charged and working flash light in your glove box. As well it may be reassuring too, if you taken the preparation time to have practiced changing a tire in the safety and ease of your own driveway. The military frequently runs tests and exercises for its staff and you aught too as well.
As far as tools go, here are some basic items. A strong pocket knife, a medium screwdriver, a good quality set of pliers or Vise grips, a few wrenches and a flashlight. Of course their standard safeties practice to test your flashlight on a regular and ongoing basis. Wrapping everything in an old towel will keep the kit from rattling around. As a bonus the cloth will give you a clean up kit as well.
When it comes to roadside emergencies and road-side repairs nothing makes up for a little bit of preparation, foresight and planning ahead of time. A major function of city and municipal fire departments is not only fighting fires – it is preventing tragedies and difficulties with necessary as well as essential tools, practice and training.
For automotive statiscal analysis purposes safety it can be helpful to classify roads into ones in built-up area, non built-up areas and then major highways (Motorways/Freeways etc.) Most casualties occur on roads in built-up areas and major highways are the safest in relation to vehicle mileage. Reported