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Google - "car trip what tools should i take?"

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10 Essentials to Bring on a Road Trip | HowStuffWorks



promising, eh?


10 - Maps, Maps, Maps
9 - Travel Apps
8 - A Road-worthy Playlist
7 - Snacks and Food
6 - Toiletries and Other Essentials
5 - Comfy Clothing, Pillows and Blankets
4 - A Camera
3 - Electricity Power Inverter
2 - Spare Set of Keys and Other Auto Preparedness Tips
1 - A Best Buddy


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I recently bought one of these to replace
the Fiat zip tool "bag" I got with the 147:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000Y8XYE2


Contents (from memory)
Small socket set
Hex drive set.
Hex drive L shaped.
Cheap long hex drive T shape.
11mm 10mm & 9mm 8mm ring and box spanners.
Some stainless nuts & bolts (Mostly 8 & 10mm)
Various washers.
Folding tyre wrench.
Philips & flat head screwdrivers
Jeep reversible screwdriver.
Stanley knife.
Wire cutters
Pliers
Needle-nose pliers
Small mole grips
Small Adjustable spanner with vernier gauge.
Self amalgamating rubber pipe tape.
Duct tape.
Clear and transparent red temporary light lens repair tape.
Assorted Jubilee clips.
Electrical chocolate block connector.
ScotchLoc connectors.
Roll of 12V wire.
Assortment of Zip ties.
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I bet that spirit level will come in handy
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The only useful thing there is the snacks. The rest is gash.

Proper road trip tool set is......

Mole grips.
Adjustable wrench.
Screwdrivers of both genders.
Stanley knife.
Small socket set.
Hammer.

The bodge anything kit is......

Gaffer tape.
Cable ties.
Self amalgamating tape (for fixing a split hose).

Job done.
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Snacks and RAC card
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Snacks and RAC card
Only a sandal wearing pussy would go out in his car equipped with only a RAC card.

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Yep, I can't imagine doing a great deal at the side of the road with a socket set and some screwdrivers to my Lexus.

Those days are gone when you thumped the started motor or cleaned the points with an emery file.
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You're right Verbs. Cars are too advanced for roadside tinkering really.

I just take some tools so I can demonstrate some manly manliness to Mrs H before I ring the AA.
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WD40 surely

Even moderns sometimes need a spray somewhere (if only for the magnificent odour!)
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As the original article is American I'm
surprised it doesn't suggest a Glock 22
and a couple of spare clips.
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liking the amalgamating tape :tum:
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Handy to keep the body in the boot from rolling about.
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The big Halfords 200 piece toolkit that they regularly discount to 100. Every socket, spanner and allen key you might need. And - wire cutters, a length of strong wire, duct tape and that self amalgamating stuff.

I've got the 155 out of a pickle with that lot - duff plug on the fuel pump. I've also got the Dogwagon going again - it blew a coolant hose off, an easy fix once you've got the battery out, but you won't be getting the battery out without a socket set.

Other than that, a credit card. Solves pretty much every problem.
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WD40 surely

Even moderns sometimes need a spray somewhere (if only for the magnificent odour!)
Try GT85. That smells fantastic.
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I bet that spirit level will come in handy
I once saw someone at my old work put a spirit level on the roof of his car to check the suspension was sitting level.
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I once saw someone at my old work put a spirit level on the roof of his car to check the suspension was sitting level.
And was it?
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Try GT85. That smells fantastic.
Better than Christmas.
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