5 tools you should keep in your car
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This small tool could save your life in the event of an accident. Made in the Netherlands, LifeHammer can help you escape from an overturned or damaged vehicle by cutting through jammed seatbelts and breaking car windows. LifeHammer mounts easily with double-sided tape or Velcro and has a luminescent pin to help you find it in dim light or darkness. Think of it as your own personal Jaws of Life.
Kobalt Multi-Drive Wrench
One wrench to rule them all. This tool offers the capability to work with dozens of different sizes and styles of nuts and bolts in the convenience of a tool that's just 10 inches long and weighs only a couple of pounds. Each end of the Kobalt Multi-Drive Wrench features a four-sided rotating spline with a fixed small socket spline on one end and a larger, interchangeable spline head on the other.
Smittybilt Recovery Strap
You never know when you'll need a tow. At 30 feet long and three inches wide, with a 30,000-pound capacity and double-stitched webbing, the Smittybilt Recovery Strap can pull you out of a sticky situation. You can also use this strap for pulling fallen debris out of your way or moving heavy loads around your shop.