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3.0 out of 5 stars Only useable thing -- jumper cables, February 20, 2012
This review is from: Lifeline First Aid AAA Explorer Road Kit
I got this kit from amazon because it came with a bunch of stuff I wanted to use -- jumper cables, usb powered air pump, reflective triangle etc. While the kit seems comprehensive, the quality of products is very low. The usb powered air pump is completely useless, every time I've tried it, all it does it just rattle around, with no difference whatsoever to my tire pressure. While I've never had to use the reflective triangle; but it seems very unstable; and just a single one won't be any good anyways. I've since bought emergency beacons (or you could buy flares etc.), also from amazon, which use a bunch of AA batteries, are magnetic so you could stick it to the vehicle itself if you want, are much shorter in height, and way brighter and eye-catching (blinking). The only thing I've really used is the jumper cable; they don't seem very high quality; but they've always done the job. I could have used a bit longer cables though; but we've always been able to push the dead car so make it closer to the live one.

Overall, this is what I've bought over time and use -- good jumper cables, emergency flares, tire pressure gauge, first aid kit (voodoo tactical is good). I no longer bother with the air pump, you can always just change the tire; and if there's something stuck in the tire, filling air only won't help. I also keep a torque wrench (80 bucks from lowe's), because it makes it trivial to change tires, and ensure the correct pressure on the lug nuts.

Btw, DO practice changing the tire in your garage. Knowing you can change the tire on your own, gives a big relief to mind when you make that big trip. From my own experiences, while road side assistance seems plentiful in the day, at night things are not the same. There're generally only one or two towing agencies working in the night per city (which means lot of calling around to figure out who'd come), and the minimum wait that you'd have to do for one to arrive would be at least 45 minutes; that is if you have cell reception in the area where you're stuck and can call. If you know how to change tire, its more like a 15 minute affair. Practicing the tire change also lets you figure out where is the jack in the car (lot of people don't know that), where to put the jack (most of the people don't know that), and how to use wrench etc. or, if you even have the wrench.. (or the owners manual for that case).

Anyways, bunch of the other stuff in the kit, I've no idea when I'd need them. There're some bandages etc, but even a basic first aid kit is better than what this kit has in terms of tackling injuries. So, this was an okay starter kit when I didn't know what to keep in the car, but now that I do know, I think its a waste of money. However, this is still better than not having anything, a good first step to safety.. so giving it 3 stars.
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Initial post: Dec 17, 2012 12:37:33 PM PST
Sounds like a review for the Premium Excursion Kit as several items referenced in the review aren't even in this particular kit.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 12:29:41 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 7:33:33 PM PST
Why? You just blindly apply the maximum torque to your lug nuts when changing your tire?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2013 7:34:28 PM PST
I already explained that the kit wasn't particularly useful, and the stuff it had. I then tried to be helpful and jot down stuff that I'd bought over time; so other folks could get some ideas.
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