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Road trip? This emergency car kit jumped nearly 3,000% in popularity, and it's on sale

What is it?

If you own a car, there are certain gizmos you should have for the just-in-case — think: jumper cables, a flashlight and reflectors. The Vetoos Car Roadside Emergency Kit has all that and more and it's trending at the moment. It recently jumped nearly 3,000% in sales, according to Amazon's Movers & Shakers page. It's packed with everything you could need for a problem that forces you to pull off the road. Grab it on sale for $50 (from $60) and feel safe knowing you can handle whatever gets thrown at you.

It's got everything you need: Gloves, a portable air compressor for inflating tires, a first aid kit, a reflective vest, a safety hammer, a tow rope and more, all tucked into a handy bag you can stash in the trunk, backseat or spare tire compartment.

$45 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal?

A high-quality set of jumper cables alone will run you around $25 on average. If you were to add up the cost of every item in this kit, it would be well beyond $50.

Why do I need this?

Anyone who has a car needs a set of jumper cables. That's just a fact of life. At some point, your battery will die (especially with colder weather on the way) and a set of cables can help get you back on the road so you can buy a replacement battery. Of course, if you're doing any sort of work on the side of the road, you want to be visible, so the safety vest is a great addition. The reflectors help other vehicles see you if you have car troubles at night.

The air compressor offers an easy way to inflate your tires when they get low ... no need to deal with those far-too-often broken gas station air pumps. If you have to change a tire, the gloves will help protect your knuckles from the asphalt. There's also a first aid kit to take care of any small injuries you might get while repairing your car.

Another big reason to buy this is that it includes the ultimate car safety tool: a knife for the seatbelt and a safety hammer for shattering the car window, in case you need to create another way out of your vehicle. It's something everyone should keep on hand.

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This emergency kit can handle nearly any roadside problem.

What reviewers say

"I bought this for my daughter who just got her first car and driver's license. She has already used it a few times helping friends at school jump older cars. Great product and makes me feel better about her having everything she needs," said one parent.

Another fan raved, "What's not to like? It comes with so much! I use the air pump frequently. It's fast and reliable. Everyone should scoop this up — it's really worth your money!"

"I bought this kit for a young man who just got his driver's license. I love that it has so many items, from those you'd expect (jumper cables, first aid), to those you might not think to have but could need," wrote another customer.

The only complaint a customer had was about storage: "Put this in the car immediately! It has a lot of items I wouldn't think to have while traveling but they are nicely packaged. Only knock would be that once you take things out to look at them, it takes a little time to get them back in the bag!"

Got a road tripper on your holiday list? This all-in-one safety kit makes a great gift.

$45 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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