In an automotive emergency, it’s important to be prepared and know how to react. Part of that is having the right tools to react appropriately. While one tool that will undoubtedly help you in many situations is your cell phone, there are numerous other automotive safety accessories that can help you when you get yourself into a roadside pickle. Hopefully, you’ll never need to use these accessories, but it’s always better to come prepared and not need specific items than it is to need something and not have it.

Car Safety Hammer

Plusior car safety hammer

While the chances of you needing a car safety hammer are small, there’s always the chance that you could need to escape your car. This tool comes in handy if you need to smash a window to get out quickly. Most of them come with a seatbelt cutting tool, too. This can help you cut the seatbelt off in the event that it jams after an accident and you can’t unbuckle your seatbelt and get out of the car. When shopping for a safety hammer, avoid the small, short-handled ones as they typically don’t offer enough leverage for you to easily break a car window. Instead, go with something like the hammer shown above from Pluslor. This hammer has a longer handle and a seatbelt cutting tool that actually get the job done.

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LED Warning Triangle

Deflecto LED warning triangle light

If you’re stranded on the side of the road, it’s important to alert drivers of your presence, especially in low visibility situations like at night or in heavy fog. You can get road flares, but a better and more modern approach is to use an LED warning triangle light like the one pictured above. The Deflecto product shown above offers nine LED lights and a built-in stand that will make it easy for other drivers to see it. This will keep you safe and ensure that drivers proceed with caution.

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Emergency Tire Sealant and Inflator

Slime tire repair kit and inflator

Having a tire patch kit is important, but having one that you can deploy quickly and easily can help you when your tire goes flat at an inopportune time can be a real lifesaver. That’s where a tire repair kit like the one shown above from Slime comes in. With this kit, you can repair and inflate your flat tire in about 15 minutes. The compact kit comes with its own carrying case and can be easily stored in your trunk.

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Two Way Radio

two way radio BaoFeng

Most people think that your cell phone will be your savior in an automobile emergency, and in many cases they’re right. However, it’s always smart to have a backup communication device and that’s where a two-way radio comes in. Two way radios are inexpensive, free to operate, and can get you the assistance you need when your cell phone doesn’t have a signal or goes dead. A radio like the one shown above from BaoFeng offers up to 3 miles of range and is durable and easy to use.

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