- Jumper cables. It’s a good idea to always carry jumper cables in your car. In many cases, doing so can save you a trip to the garage or a call to the tow truck. To be safe, ensure you understand how to use them.
- Booster pack. If you often find yourself in situations where no one can help you jumpstart your car, invest in a booster pack. This is especially useful if you have battery issues and aren’t sure if your car will start every morning. Be careful to choose a model that fits your car’s battery needs!
- Car escape tool. This tool is a must, and it can save your life! Make sure it’s kept in a very accessible location. Don’t store this tool in the back seat; it must be easy for the driver to reach.
- Dash cam. To improve your safety and make insurance claims a breeze, a dash cam is a game changer! If someone else causes an accident, you’ll have proof it wasn’t your fault.
There are many models to choose from at varying price points. At the very least, look for a camera with the following features: a wide-angle lens with a visual field between 140° to 180° and full HD or 4K resolution.
*If your schedule is time-sensitive, you can also get a complete winter kit : it will save you money and shopping time!
The useful Christmas list!
It’s a well-known fact that electronic devices have become an integral part of our everyday lives, but they use a lot of power! First things first, determine what type of charging port you have in your vehicle: either USB port or cigarette lighter socket.
Option 1 : If your car is equipped with a USB port, simply buy a charging cable for your phone, tablet or other mobile device. Here’s how to choose the right one. To make the right choice of cable, take into account two elements: the cable length and durability.
First, cable length is important if you want people sitting in the back to be able to use it
too. A sufficiently long cable will allow them to recharge their devices themselves throughout the journey.
Then, by choosing a good quality and robust cable, you will avoid having to buy new ones often! In Canada, winter temperatures can quickly go from one extreme to the next. If you’re thinking about buying or gifting someone a new USB charging cable this December, it must stand up to the cold.
On top of cold temperatures, external factors can damage your cable and electronic devices. We recommend choosing a cable that’s covered in a thick yet flexible material.
Moreover, make sure the connector tip is solid and that it can put up with being pulled or twisted. The cable should stay in one piece if someone sits or steps on it in a pair of winter boots or if liquid (like coffee) accidentally spills on it.
You can also purchase cable clips for long cables to prevent them from constantly dragging on the floor.
Option 2 : For the cigarette lighter, in addition to the cable, you will also need to get a compatible socket. You can
then choose a cigarette lighter socket offering several USB ports, so that you can charge several devices at the same time.
Also, if you have an older car, with no Bluetooth or AUX, choose an FM transmitter compatible with
your phone. This way you can also listen to your favorite music.