Being prepared for roadside emergencies is just smart, and the Spare Me 5-in-1 Rescue Tool is worth considering. Basically, it acts as a heavy-duty ice scraper, a lever for removing or installing a tire, and a compact shovel or traction assist that can help extract your vehicle from mud and snow. At the opposite end, the removable handle contains a flashlight and a seatbelt cutter and it can also be used to break glass in an emergency. For your $20 investment, you would be hard pressed to find anything more practical. Order from

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