Junk in the trunk: Pliers

Continuing my series of things in your car…. Not just any pliers. Trust me, cheap pliers are useless.  My favorite is called lineman’s pliers.  They are meaty and cut coat hanger wire like butter.  “Channel locks” are good too.  Important things to look for:  easy hinge,  gnarly teeth and thick insulated handles.  Keep in mind, [...]

Junk in the Trunk: water

One of the most versatile things is a 1 gallon bottle of water.  Best to use distilled water.  We have had the backward winds lately, and fires are popping up all over.  It took me half an hour to drive 5 miles home tonight due to the fire department closing a lane of the bridge [...]

Junk in the trunk: Road Flair

Thing 2 for the trunk: At least 2 road flares. These are getting harder to find, but i find them important. As a person who has been in a car that was tuck in traffic lanes without them, I can tell you how important they can be. Here in California, nothing says “Danger” like a [...]

Junk in the Trunk

Im starting this series while i am in school this semester, called unoficialy:  10 things you should cary in your trunk.  Due to the events of the week the first item is this. At the shop we call this the handy dandy jumper box.  long ago, these were so big they had wheels on them.  [...]