Most of us spend a substantial amount of time in our cars making having the right tools on board so important. Not only do you need tools to fix problems your car may have on the road, but tools to keep yourself safe in any situation.
The Road Trip Auto Tool by Damsel in Defense is one of the most complete tools you should have in each of your vehicles.
Not only is it a 3-bulb led flashlight with great illumination so you can see in the dark, it helps others see you. The face of the Road Trip Auto Tool is magnetic, allowing you to stick it to the hood or roof of your vehicle. The reason for this is that it has a blinking beacon to increase your visibility in the dark. Not only can you be seen if you’re fixing something on your car, but you can turn it on, stick it to the top of your vehicle, get in, lock the doors, and wait for help to arrive. The Road Trip Auto Tool also has an alarm in the event that you need to attract attention to yourself.
Also included in the Road Trip Auto tool is a window cracker and a seat belt cutter in case you are in an accident or a water situation and become trapped in your car.
Not only is the Road Trip Auto Tool good for your car, but it’s great for going on a walk and staying safe. If someone approaches you and you don’t want them in your space, the alarm and beacon can be turned on together, and the window cracker built into the head of the flashlight turns it into a hammer that will leave an attacker wishing they’d walked right on by you.
I put the Road Trip Auto Tool through a battery of durability tests, and it passed with flying colors, from dropping it to throwing it and hitting the pavement with the window cracker to see if it would withstand the force needed to break the window.
I not only give the Road Trip Auto Tool five stars, but I recommend it in every car, and should be placed somewhere you can reach it if your seat belt locks. If you’re in a water situation and it’s across the car in your glove box, it’s not going to do you any good. Place it in the console or door pocket. If your vehicle doesn't have a console or door pocket, go to the fabric store and purchase a strip of strong Velcro and Velcro it to the head liner where you can reach it if you get locked in place.
This is especially a good tool if you live in the Portland area because we cross so many bodies of water to get anywhere. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to crack the window and cut seat belts, make sure to cut yours first, then head for your family’s.
At $25, this makes a great gift for anyone with a vehicle as well as people who walk or ride bikes. It's one of the best gifts you can give your child as they head off to college.
You can purchase the Road Trip Auto Tool right online at mydamselpro.net/sunshineoconnor/