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Old 27th September 2016, 19:53   #31
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Has anyone used ResQTech tyre inflator ? Kindly share some reviews; It looks economical with 1 year warranty..
I have one, since the last 7 months. Used it 2- 3 times to top up air in my car tyre and bike tyre. No complaints so far. I especially like the fact that it has a small footprint, so storing it in the car boot is very convenient. I think there is a separate thread on inflators. You will find more feedback on this device, plus others.
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Has anyone used ResQTech tyre inflator ? Kindly share some reviews; It looks economical with 1 year warranty..

Also please suggest some good tyre inflators, don’t plan to spend more bugs on it..
I have been using it for more than an year now and I carry it every day in my backpack to my office. It is very compact and sturdy, and can fill up the tyre from flat. The downside is that it is not silent and the gauge is not very accurate. But these are not deal breakers and it is a good buy.

On a lighter note, I have something in my boot which most of you wont carry - my bike's Paddock stand

I do keep it outside when I go outstation or for any trips where I need to use the boot, but otherwise, it stays in the car's boot when it is not in use.

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Old 27th September 2016, 20:15   #33
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I have the following items i.e.

High quality cleaning cloth
Branded wax polish
Car Cover
Fire Extinguisher
Air Pump GoodYear
Tyre Puncture Kit Coido
Michelin Glass Breaker
Fuses

Surprisingly found that Fire Extinguisher and Glass Breaker do not find a mention in most of the lists.
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Old 27th September 2016, 21:18   #34
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Surprisingly found that Fire Extinguisher and Glass Breaker do not find a mention in most of the lists.
You're right about the fire extinguisher, but I did list my Resqme survival tool, which is a combination seatbelt cutter and window breaker. A very compact and effective gadget.
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For me, the MUST carry item in the boot is my sub-woofer.

Coming to other stuff, I used to carry

1. Colin spray - Have used this whenever there is rain + long drives
2. Carry some old newspapers for wiping the windshield
3. Car shampoo - as the water wash guys prefer "tide"
4. A bottle of plain water - can top up the windscreen fluid reservoir / wash the windshield if there is too much muck.

The tissue box is stuck on the dashboard (with a double sided tape) so that it doesn't move around and is accessible for the passengers without having to open the boot.

Other useful stuffs are jumper cable / jopasu duster, tyre inflator etc.
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Must haves - tyre inflator, tubeless tyre puncture kit, first-aid kit, HCFC-123 clean-agent fire extinguisher, jumper cables and those sliver reflective shades for the front and rear, if parking for too long out in the sun.

What I have - All of the above; minus the jumper cables +

Subwoofer, 2 amplifiers, 3D organiser bag holding - lots of different microfibres (in resealable bags), WWC, APC, QD, windshield cleaner and the indispensable Jopasu.

In the cabin towards personal safety - Pepper spray and a retractable baton within arm's reach. Both unused till date.

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I have a Tool kit with some extra tools, a puncture repair kit, wiper washing fluid (many times in long drives just water doesnt do the task well), a fire extinguisher(though not really in the boot), a large & powerful torch, a large umbrella and most importantly a tyre inflator. Out of all these, what has helped me multiple times is the tyre inflator. Most of the times, its not a large puncture that happens. So I have been able to drive my Scorpio to tyre repair shop only because of this.

So even if you dont have everything else, try to keep a tyre inflator. Trust me, it helps you bigtime when you are stuck.

In my glove box, other than the standard stuff like car papers & first aid kit, I have a mobile charging cable, a small diary with important phone numbers (you will know how important this is only when you phone gets damaged midway), an aux cable. When going on interstate trips with night driving, I generally carry a pepper spray as well.
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I don't carry a lot of stuff like others do - but am listing down a few items that (as I read through the earlier posts) apparently are unique to me!!!

1. 2-3 Matchboxes - never know when you need a flame
2. Old newspapers - multipurpose (flame starter, dry up wet seats etc)
3. A 5' x 7' tarpaulin - multipurpose use
4. Whistle

#4 above has no relevance in the States...

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Nice thread which can give good introspection of what we have and what else need to carry
What I have in my car boot: Tyre inflator, spare head light bulbs and fuses, news papers, pair of slippers, few news papers, shopping bags of different sizes, microfiber cloth, ~100ml car shampoo for long trips, 1 litre plain water + small soap (for washing hands after tyre change or inflation)

To be added: Torch, puncture repair kit, jumper cables.
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Starting with nothing other than the car's OEM jack, toolkit and warning triangle, over the years I've added other permanent members into the boot
1. Tyre inflator
2. Tubeless tyre puncture/repair kit
3. Hydraulic jack
4. Microfiber cleaning cloths & newspapers (for cleaning the windshield glass)
5. Car Vacuum cleaner (though this is not typically used when on a drive, feel it is better stored here than inside the home!)
6. Empty Shopping bags (!), keeps the ladies happy
7. Jumper cables

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Old 28th September 2016, 09:08   #41
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How do you locate these RO plants en route?
You don't need to look for them too often. Frankly speaking, I travel mostly to my native place or two places that I know upto 400kms in a day. And I fill up usually at my source which is familiar territory (my house or relatives' town) and it helps my family of 4 people for the entire day with some water left.

But spotting RO plant is not tough. Don't look for them in big cities because they will be located somewhere in the very corner of the narrowest sidelane. Look for an RO plant in a respectable town on the side of highway. These days in telangana and Andhra Pradesh (usually where I travel the most) have atleast one water plant service in a town. For those small towns which are located only on the main road but very less in the interior, you can find RO plants easily.

Things to look out for when spotting a RO plant is
1. Mineral water auto (in the morning till noon)
2. 20 liter water cooling flask/miltons (lots of them are put in front of shops at all times)
3. 2 huge steel drums (usually of the RO plant)
4. Ask any lemon water vendor or small hotel or panipuri center

It is not hard to find RO plant in those small towns which only exist to the side of the highway. In those towns whose shops are lined up on highways, all the interior is generally houses and you can find RO plant on the main road itself.
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Nice thread indeed.
What I have in my car are the following
Jumper cables
Jopasu duster
Microfiber clothes. (2 colours, one each for Car Body, Glass)
Spare bulbs.
Tyre inflator
Spare fuses.
Torch
First aid kit
Tow rope
A small mat (2X2 size like a floor mat we use inside house) which becomes handy in case if we have to change tyre so our clothes does not get dirt)
Car wash shampoo along with the sponge
Wiping blade to wipe off the water from wind shield after a wash
An additional tool kit (consisting off spanners and screw driver)
Hand sanitizer
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Nice thread!

I have the following items in my car:
Cleaning clothes
Facial tissues
Wet tissues
Empty shopping bag
Hand sanitizer
Fastrack sunglass
Documents (Copy of RC book, insurance, and emission check certificate)
First aid kit

All the above mentioned items are not kept in the boot. I prefer to keep the boot empty.
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-first aid kit
-tool kit
-spare bulbs
-tubeless tyre repair kit
-powerful torch
-car cleaning materials which includes shampoo, sponge, tyre foam, wax, chamois cloth, cotton cloth and windscreen washer liquid.
-news paper
-plastic bag to pack all these while giving the car for servicing.

planning to buy a tyre inflator soon.
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I have the following things:
-Jopasu car duster
-First-aid kit
-A spray bottle with Ultima waterless wash solution
-An extra tissue box
-A pair of H7 halogen bulbs

Thinking of getting a set of jumper cables now.
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