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Old 19th March 2009, 12:32   #76
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How does presence of camphor actually help in car? what advantages in particular? Something scientific or plain religious thing?
PmmPassion: No, Sir, not religious . I just gravitate to the quasi-medicinal-temple smell of the thing, and prefer it to the the air-dispensed car perfumes/fresheners that make me nauseous.
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Old 19th March 2009, 16:08   #77
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My goggles. Without it i can not drive!!
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Old 26th March 2009, 18:44   #78
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I am quite anal when it comes to "My Stuff" being in the car. If I exchange cars with my wife then I ensure that all my things get transferred to the new car.

The list is as follows:

1. Sunglasses
2. CD case
3. Pen and Post-it notes
4. Map
5. Compass ( I know its old school but my GPS can run out of batteries)
6. Swiss Army knife
7. Change of Clothes
8. Gym Bag
9. Tennis Raquets (I dont play often , but you never know! )
10. Small drinks cooler ( In the boot, runs with the cigarette lighter charger)
11. Small box with Chocolate bars and Chips
13. Regular car care stuff ( System G, Dashboard cleaner etc)
14. Car Vacum cleaner
15. Emergency Air compressor ( For when the tyres need air when not close to a petrol pump)
16. Mobile chargers and ipod charger
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Old 10th May 2009, 00:39   #79
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14. Car Vacum cleaner
15. Emergency Air compressor ( For when the tyres need air when not close to a petrol pump)...
I've seen a bunch of these vacuum cleaners that can be hooked up to the 12v oulet. are these worth it? what are you using and is it any good?
I've seen air compressors for sale on streets and roughly the same piece at the car shops in town. Are the Rs100- 250/- air pumps safe to buy? ebay is full of the above mentioned products. if there are fellow bhpians who've used the above pls comment
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this is not the right thread to ask this question but you have asked so here is my reply, i have used that 12volt vacuum cleaner they work well on the hard surface but not on carpet, a good air pump will cost you 6/700rs buy it from a good tire shop.
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Block of camphor...it's signature now!
Hope you don't place it in contact with the plastic of the dashboard... Can leave a little patch there!
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this is not the right thread to ask this question but you have asked so here is my reply, i have used that 12volt vacuum cleaner they work well on the hard surface but not on carpet, a good air pump will cost you 6/700rs buy it from a good tire shop.
Actually there is a way to get it to work on the carpet.
You need to use a rough brush to collect all the dirt in one place and then suck it up using the vacuum. While the 12V vacuum is not powerful enough to loosen and pull up the dirt. It can pull up collected loose dirt.

But its too much work and its far easier to use a bigger household vacuum cleaner.
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this is not the right thread to ask this question but you have asked so here is my reply, i have used that 12volt vacuum cleaner they work well on the hard surface but not on carpet, a good air pump will cost you 6/700rs buy it from a good tire shop.
i was asking coz i wanted to see if i need to add this to my list of "stuff that stays in my car" the Pump is a sure buy!
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For me.
Inside:
Bluetooth head set,
Tissue box,
Window SunBlocker,
Freshner,
My Shades,
Music- Pen drive and Cd rack,
Torch
Swiss knife
Lighter
Hand sanitizer
Pen
Paper pad
Documents - copy invoice, insurance, RC, emission, service record, visiting card, marriage certificate
Coins
Emergency cash (hidden)
Mat cleaning brush
Polish
Waste cloth
Ipod USB
USB SE charger
DC - AC Belkin converter
Umbrella

Boot:
CarCover
Travel bag - 1 set of - Tshirt, jeans, toilteries, socks, inners.
Paper plates, cups
Rope
Waste cloth
Candle
Surgical kit - sutures, blades, syrignes, cotton, antiseptic and so on
Beam light
2L empty oil can
Bamboo stick
Wind cheater

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For me itís quite simple, without all these I never go out:


Inside
USB Charger to charge my Samsung Galaxy S2 & my iPad with cables
1 set of Hella 90/100 bulbs
1 set of RC Card, Insurance (photocopies) + PUC
15 & 20amp fuse (2 nos)
Tissue Box
Maglite Torch LED ones
Zippo Lighter
Candle
3M lint free cloth (2 nos, the big ones)
4 sachets of shampoo packets (to clean the glass)
Swiss knife
One button knife hidden where, which I can get it easily ( I carry this because I do a lot of highway runs and I have gone through situations where I wanted something for self-defence)

In boot:
Spare Wheel
Std Jack
Tubeless tyre repair kit
Std warning triangle
Old newspapers
Std tool kit + 1 plyer
2 set of wheel nuts
Set of original documents in a bag in the boot only if I am travelling out of Karnataka state


Vijay
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Here's my list:

Car documents
An umbrella
First aid kit
Set of spare bulbs
Tissue box
Empty cloth/plastic bags
Tire pump
Puncture repair kit
Car cover
Perfume
Dusters
Pen
Sanitizer
Cash/coins
Mobile chargers & aux cable
Tool kit
Safety triangle
Bottles of water
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In My 800 in no particular order.
A nylon rope.
A Rag and a little bit cleaner cloth.
A empty bottle & a bottle filled with water.
A spare tube from a old tyre.
Old replaced clutch cable.
Old fan belt and plug wires.
A can of coolant.
Car manual and photo copies of RC etc

In my Civic
A torch and batteries
Perfume
6 set of CD's in the er...6 CD changer
Emergency 200 Rs hidden away in a well...hidden place.
Photo copy of my License.
Car manual and photo copies of RC etc
2 pieces of Cloth.
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Generally the following is what I keep:
1. Documents: PUC, Copy of smart card, copy of Insurance, copy of DL
2. Box of tissues
3. Hand sanitizer
4. Child seat
5. Change and money for toll
6. A couple of CD's
7. Air compressor
8. Vacuum cleaner
9. Spare-wheel and the tool kit
10. Tubeless tyre puncture repair kit
11. Swiss knife
12. Two bottles of tap water
13. Micro-fiber cloth for cleaning wind-shield.

For long drives in addition:
1. Belkin travel adapter
2. Mobile phone charger
3. Video player (Portable)
4. Two-three cloths for cleaning the car
5. Lots of petrol in the fuel tank. :P
6. Toys for my kid
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OPTION: PEPPER SPRAY + Hockey Stick

The other night I got stopped by a group of men, and they were looking for trouble... I wasn't !!! if they found trouble then the above option would have been handy
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Well, I got lot of stuff inside the car. Most of it unwanted -
1. Water bottles in bottle holder
2. Empty water bottles rolling on floor
3. Sunglasses - My own tucked away in sunglass holder. More sunglasses for other members of family at various places in car, including a pink that belongs to my 5 year old daughter
4. Hand sanitiser
5. Cleaning cloth in drawer under co-driver's seat
6. Lots of CDs
7. Old service records that I always wanted to file in a folder
8. Current and old PUC stickers, service book etc
9. Some dry eatables
10. Pieces of biscuits, wrappers of chocolates lying in rear seat foot well
11. Umbrella
12. old toll receipts, Credit card slips etc in door pocket

In boot
1. Whatever that came with car
2. Shopping bags
3. Subwoofer
4. Old replaced parts after every service - Not sure what to do with it
5. Caps
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