- A spare tyre:Spares are either full-size or temporary (often called “donut” or “space saver”) spares. A full-size spare offers more advantages as far as safety is concerned, but it’s difficult to store, especially in smaller cars. It also weighs more and is harder to manage onto the wheel hub at ground level. A donut spare is easier to store and easier to manage on to the hub. However, it’s generally less safe, usually limiting driving speed to less than 50 miles per hour (80.5 kilometers per hour) and a range of less than 60 miles (96.6 kilometers).
- A jack: Jacks come in several varieties – scissor jacks, floor jacks, bottle jacks and even bumper jacks. A scissor jack is the most common type and uses a mechanical scissor mechanism to lift the car. A bottle jack is more powerful but less compact and uses hydraulic fluid to lift the car.
- A lug wrench with a socket on one end and a pry bar on the other:A lug wrench is essentially a large socket wrench with one socket that matches the size of the lug nuts on your wheels. The length of the handle adds mechanical advantage — the longer the handle, the more force you can exert on the nut. The pry bar on the other end is used to remove the hub cap and sometimes to pry the rim off the wheel hub if it’s stuck on with rust or dirt.
- Your vehicle’s handbook: To keep you informed and direct you.
N:B-some information were gotten online.
Other items to consider
Some other essential items considering the safety of life and the
driving culture in Nigeria are:
- A wheel chock (to stop your car rolling when it’s jacked up)
- A tyre pressure gauge
- Scissors to remove cable ties from your wheel trims
- A reflective jacket or Hi Vis vest
- An emergency triangle
- A torch
- A pair of gloves
- An old towel or cushion to kneel on
- A first-aid kit – in case you hurt yourself changing the wheel
- Details of your repair provider plus your account details.You can contact us on 08188204111 or www.autopointe.com.ng
Stay safe and get ready because the festive season is here.