Recently updated on December 31, 2021 at 10:32 am
Must be in the car in an emergency warning triangle, First aid kit, and Safety vests be in place to ensure a minimum level of security in the event of a breakdown. However, there are more extensive ones pan setsthat also make sense. In addition to the standard equipment, a tow rope, jump starter cable, flashlight, gloves, tools and other aids are available for emergencies. Note: A vehicle has to be Towing device have. All information is available in our article "The towing device - mandatory on every vehicle!".
Nigrin tire sealing - tire repair kit
Exists in Germany save Duty, one Notrad carry. It is therefore advisable to have a tire repair kit with you if that Notrad cannot find a place in the vehicle. There are two main types of tire repair kits on the market. Those in which the tire is patched through vulcanizing strips and kits that work with a tire sealant through a compressor. The version with compressor pumps natural rubber into the tire as a sealant and then inflates it again with air. The advantage here are the few work steps.
All you have to do is connect the hose to the valve. However, the fairly liquid sealant could cause contamination and the car must be moved so that the sealant is properly distributed in the tire. Then the tire pressure should be checked again. Just like the first-aid kit, the sealant should also be checked for durability. A corresponding one Best before date can often be found on the bottle with the sealant.
Vulcanization strips hardly require space
The variant with vulcanization strips requires a little more manual skill. One advantage of these sets is that many strips are included, meaning that a corresponding number of tires can be patched with the same set. A decisive disadvantage, however, is that the tire remains flat after the repair if you don't also have a compressor with you. So if the breakdown does not happen by chance near a gas station, you are now faced with the next problem. Both types of repair have in common that, unfortunately, they cannot repair all damage. Holes in the tire that are slightly larger or sidewall damage cannot be repaired with these sets.
The sets are therefore only suitable for minor damage to the tire tread. As an alternative, there are also pressure bottles that contain the sealant. However, these are only suitable for holes up to a maximum of 3 mm. In addition, the pressure bottle cannot inflate as much air as a compressor can. Regardless of which repair kit is used, repaired tires are not a permanent solution and a workshop should be approached as slowly and promptly as possible. Before traveling abroad, you should bear in mind that in some countries, in addition to the standard breakdown kit, a corresponding repair kit for tires is even mandatory.
What else belongs to the emergency equipment?
What should to carry everything and what to do set a link from your homepage to Fewo-von-Privat.de to take along? As already mentioned at the beginning, according to the law, as a driver of a car, you are obliged to bring utensils with you that are used to secure the scene of the accident or to provide first aid. The following things have therefore been specifically mandatory for cars under 2013 tonnes and without a trailer since 3,5: First aid kit or first aid kit, warning vest, warning triangle! In the following video we ordered a 76 in 1 vehicle breakdown kit with first aid kit and saw what is really inside. There were a lot of useful things, but also a lot to fill the 76 parts with in some way. verdict: CHEESE!
it's better to have one than you have
But with additional equipment you can be on the safe side, even if it is not mandatory. Because an extension of the equipment can be useful in an emergency situation and maybe even save lives. We therefore recommend one more for the things mentioned above car fire extinguisher, a belt cutter with disc hammer. And the ADAC rescue cards, which are stowed behind the driver's sun visor, are an important tool to ensure that the emergency services can rescue them quickly.
What is a rescue card / rescue data sheet?
The rescue card was introduced by the ADAC and makes it easier for rescue workers to free occupants from the car. So that new safety systems and high-strength structures do not make a quick rescue after an accident difficult, such maps are available as a download from every car manufacturer. Of the ADAC lists on its website from almost all manufacturers the direct download option.
The maps show installed airbags, emergency brake assistants, alternative drives and unusual materials for the respective vehicle. Because so that a hidden airbag does not injure a rescuer or a high-voltage power line becomes a problem, rescue cards are a possibility to point out such things. For example, the emergency services know where spreaders or rescue shears can be used effectively and safely on the body or where special precautionary measures are necessary.
The rescue card for the car should be printed out in color so that areas for special measures are clearly visible. The maximum possible safety equipment of a car model is always shown on such a card. As an indication, you can also attach a sticker with "Rescue card in the vehicle" to the upper or lower right edge of the windshield. Only mount behind the driver's sun visor: Rescue workers are familiar with this position!
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