10 Must-have car emergency gadgets

As much as we'd rather avoid thinking about them, flat tires, accidents, and breakdowns happen. For that reason, it's best to be prepared. So in today's Daily Digest, we're focusing on must-have car emergency gadgets. Check them out for the latest and best ways to prepare for and prevent roadside emergencies.

10 Must-have car emergency gadgets
HUDWAY Drive Portable Head-Up Display

Next time you head out for a long drive, you won’t have to worry about your car’s health if you have a smart car monitor by your side. Or a precise tire pressure gauge to ensure your car can sustain those long journeys. Monitoring your car’s overall health and proactively handling emergencies is not easy. But with the best tech by your side, you’ll have the necessary help to easily face tough situations. 

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From casual long drives to daily commutes, these car emergency gadgets in our blog today will be the best companions you could ever give your car. Oh, and there’s a smart head-up display too—for adding that futuristic touch.

CARhandGEL Vehicle Hand Sanitizer Dispenser

Keep your hands clean and sanitized while you’re on the go with the CARhandGEL Vehicle Hand Sanitizer Dispenser. This gadget fits in your car’s cup holder and makes it easy to have germ-free hands as soon as you touch the steering wheel. You’ll also love the black color of this dispenser, which matches your car’s interior.

Nonda ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor Mini

Next on our list of must-have car emergency gadgets is the Nonda ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor Mini. This useful gadget plugs into your car’s OBD II port and connects to your smartphone to give you a full report of your vehicle’s health. Best of all, the app can send you alerts about any problems so that you can take your car in for service before you run into trouble.


mophie powerstation go Power Bank

Jumpstart your car and keep your devices charged with the mophie powerstation go Power Bank. This power bank makes your jump starter more useful since it’s got two USB-A ports and an AC power outlet. It’ll also let you charge more than two devices simultaneously. And the modern, compact design means you can store this powerstation in your glove compartment instead of the trunk.


TACKLIFE Digital Precise Tire Pressure Gauge

Check your tire pressure easily and quickly with the TACKLIFE Digital Precise Tire Pressure Gauge. This gadget provides four different measurement settings: 0–150 PSI, 0–10 BAR, 0–10 Kgf/cm2, and 0–1,000 KPA. Conveniently, this is one of our must-have car emergency gadgets that turns off automatically after 30 seconds. So the battery won’t drain while you’re not using it.


HUDWAY Drive Portable Head-Up Display

Stay focused on the road with the HUDWAY Drive Portable Head-Up Display. This slim HUD attaches securely to your dashboard and gives you the information you need while you pay attention to the road. The HUDWAY has a transparent display that lets you receive calls, directions, and notifications.


Surefire Titan Ultra-Compact LED Keychain Light

You’ll have a powerful, portable flashlight with the Surefire Titan Ultra-Compact LED Keychain Light. This portable flashlight illuminates larger spaces than you’d think. And since it attaches to your keychain, you’ll always have it with you. It’s great for changing flat tires at dusk or night and boasts 8.5 hours of battery life on one AAA battery.


SureCall N-Range Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster

Get a stronger connection on the road with the SureCall N-Range Vehicle Cell Phone Signal Booster, another great item on our list of must-have car emergency gadgets. This device gives you a better signal for text and voice along with 4G LTE for one device inside your car. It works for all cell carrier signals in North America and is easy to install.

OCTA-Eye Safety Dashcam

The OCTA-Eye Safety Dashcam will make your car a lot smarter. This car camera lets you choose up to eight add ons, which include capabilities like front collision warning, tire pressure monitoring, air monitoring, and more. This gadget even offers AI drowsy driving detection and records 24/7 with its Full HD front camera.


2BeSafe 6-in-1 Emergency Car Tool

The 2BeSafe 6-in-1 Emergency Car Tool has everything you need to stay safe in your car. Small enough to include as an EDC item, this car tool has features like a glass breaker, an SOS beacon, and a seatbelt cutter. In an emergency, this is one of our must-have car emergency gadgets that could save your life.


Michelin Uptis Airless Vehicle Wheel

You may never have to change a flat again if the Michelin Uptis Airless Vehicle Wheel goes mainstream. This concept design is an airless wheel that eliminates the chance of a blowout or a punctured tire. These wheels would also eliminate the need for frequent pressure checks.


These must-have car emergency gadgets are incredibly useful and give you the peace of mind that, no matter what happens on the road, you have items nearby that can keep you safe. Let us know your favorites or if you have one of these gadgets in the comments.

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