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Essential items for your car

Always on the go? Here is a list of car essential items you'll need to make sure you keep your car going, no matter where you are.

If you’ve been stuck with a dead cell battery, flat tyres or engine that just won’t start, you’ll definitely want to take a look at this nifty list.
* In addition to the following lifesaving items, you should always keep a spare tire, first-aid kit, masks and hand sanitiser in your car.

Jumper cables
Safe and reliable jumper cables should be the number one accessory for all car owners. Jumper cables with extra-long and durable cables can help jump-start a car with a flat battery with ease, and get you or a friend’s car moving, so they can go to a battery specialist for help.

Power banks
Ensure your phone, tablets, and iPads are charged before your drive. Pack backup charging devices like a power bank; they don’t take up space and easily power your devices. Powered devices can make sure you can access your directions, locate the closest emergency services and even keep the music playing

Jump-starter power bank
Power banks have come a long way from just charging cellphones. These days, they can also power up dead car batteries. Jump-starter power banks can get you moving to your closest battery specialist who can check your battery, starter, and alternator.

Warning triangle
It’s easy to think you may not need it and remove it from the boot, but warning triangles are necessary for all roadside incidents. These triangles signal other motorists to slow down and take caution, especially at night or in areas that aren’t lit sufficiently.

Towels, blankets, hand wipes, and tissues
This is always a good idea for impromptu picnics, or to keep the kids’ or pets’ mess of the upholstery. If nicely folded towels and blankets will not take up too much space. Hand wipes always come in handy, just make sure it is sealed properly after a wipe is taken. Towels and blankets can double up to keep you warm for that unexpected cold chill suddenly arising.

Torch and batteries
A cellphone torch doesn’t shine as bright as a LED torch. For emergencies, always keep a torch in the cubbyhole and use it to alert other motorists to slow down. Don’t forget to pack an extra set of batteries.

Before your next trip or weekend getaway, ask the trusted battery specialists to help you find the right accessories to keep your car going. They can also advise on the right way to use jumper cables, and assist with a complete battery, alternator, and starter check — which they do for free.

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