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Car Essentials For Your Next Road Trip

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Embarking on a road trip is an adventure filled with excitement and possibilities. To ensure a smooth journey, it's essential to equip your vehicle with the right tools and gadgets. In this blog, we'll explore the must-have car essentials for your next road trip to make sure you have the products to keep you safe and get you out of a sticky situation. Whether you're cruising along scenic routes or navigating unfamiliar territories, these tools and accessories from Premium Diagnostics will be your trusted companions on the road. Let's dive into the features and benefits of each product category, ensuring you're well-prepared for whatever the journey throws your way.

1. Jumpstarter:

Picture this: you're in the middle of nowhere, and suddenly your car battery decides to call it quits. A dependable jump starter becomes the ultimate game-changer, swiftly and independently getting you back on the road.

We highly recommend considering the Topdon JumpSurge2000 JS2000 and Topdon VS2000Plus models. Boasting an impressive peak current of up to 2000A, these devices ensure you're never left stranded with a dead battery.

Beyond their powerful jump-start capabilities, both models come equipped with a built-in power bank, providing you with an additional benefit of charging your devices on the go.

For an even more advanced feature set, the Topdon VS2000Plus goes the extra mile with its integrated Bluetooth module. This feature supports 12V battery tests, allowing seamless pairing with the JumpSurge app for Android or BatteryLab app for iOS. This innovative functionality enables you to analyse your battery's voltage, health, and charge status, empowering you to take proactive measures such as timely battery replacement. With these cutting-edge features, the Topdon VS2000Plus ensures not only a quick solution to a dead battery but also a comprehensive approach to maintaining your vehicle's power source before a roadtrip.

Topdon VS2000PLUS Jump Starter + Battery Tester 2000A

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2. Scan Tool:

Unexpected car troubles can quickly turn excitement into frustration on a roadtrip. That's where the importance of a reliable scan tool becomes evident. These compact devices not only diagnose engine issues but also empower you with real-time insights, ensuring a smooth journey. 

When it comes to diagnostic tools, Premium Diagnostics has you covered with a range of options at different price points:

  • Topdon ArtiLink 500: A basic handheld engine code reader for engine faults. Quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, preventing potential breakdowns on the road.

TOPDON ArtiLink500 OBD2 Diagnostic Scan Tool

  • Topdon TopScan Pro: A compact Bluetooth scan tool that fits in the glove box. Retrieve real-time diagnostic information wirelessly, offering convenience and portability.

Topdon TOPSCAN Pro Bluetooth Diagnostic Scan Tool

  • Autel MK808S: A full system scan tool that works on any vehicle for comprehensive fault diagnosis. From engine to transmission, this tool ensures you're aware of any potential issues before they become serious problems.

2023 AUTEL MaxiCom MK808S Full System Diagnostic Scan Tool

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3. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System:

Ensuring that your vehicle's tyres maintain optimal pressure is not just a matter of safety but also a key factor in fuel efficiency. Premium Diagnostics provides a selection of cutting-edge solutions designed to keep your tyres in check, promoting a smooth and worry-free journey for every road trip.

Premium Diagnostics recommends three distinct TPMS solutions to cater to different needs, each offering unique features that make them stand out:

TPMS with 4x External Sensors and LCD Display:

Why Choose? Ideal for those seeking an affordable and easy to install TPMS for their car or 4WD. This system provides visual and audible warnings, customisable alarm pressures, and a wireless TPMS that monitors pressure, temperature, and battery voltage. The LCD display supports both Bar and Psi units, offering clarity day and night.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System 4x External Sensors Cigarette Lighter LCD Display
Solar Powered TPMS for Trucks + Motorhomes:

Why Choose? Tailored for those with larger vehicles, such as trucks, motorhomes, and caravans. This Solar Powered TPMS comes with six external sensors, offering hassle-free monitoring. The solar dash unit charges itself, eliminating the need for constant battery changes. Waterproof sensors and audible alarms ensure immediate alerts to any issues, making it an invaluable addition for those who prioritise efficiency and long-lasting performance.

Solar Powered Tyre Pressure Monitoring System - Trucks + Motorhomes TPMS

Autool X91 GPS TPMS Heads Up Display:

Why Choose? For the tech-savvy driver looking for an all-in-one solution. The Autool X91 Trip Computer combines a GPS heads-up display, inclinometer, and TPMS. It's easily plugged into the cigarette lighter socket, providing real-time information about speed, altitude, latitude, and longitude. The inclinometer adds an extra layer of functionality, making it ideal for off-roading enthusiasts. The TPMS ensures optimal tyre conditions, making it a comprehensive choice for those who value innovation and advanced features.

AUTOOL X91 GPS TPMS Heads Up Display for All Vehicles

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4. Air Compressor:

Flat tyres can happen at any time, that's why an air compressor was an absolute must for our car essentials list. Be prepared with the AstroAL Portable Air Compressor Pump or the Lokithor 12V 2000A Jump Starter and 150PSI Air Compressor.

The AstroAL compressor offers a digital tyre inflator with a 100 PSI capacity, while the Lokithor combines a powerful jump starter with a 150 PSI air compressor, covering multiple emergency scenarios.

ASTROAL Portable Air Compressor Pump 100 PSI, Digital Tyre Inflator 12V

5. Trip Computer:

For a comprehensive view of your vehicle's performance, a trip computer is indispensable. Consider the TurboGauge OBD2 Scan Tool Digital Gauge Car Trip Computerfrom Premium Diagnostics.

TurboGauge OBD2 Scan Tool Digital Gauge Car Trip Computer

This OBD2 scan tool and trip computer offer valuable insights into your car's systems, helping you make informed decisions on the road. Monitor battery voltage, fuel pressure, engine temperature, and more, ensuring your vehicle is operating at its best.

6. Battery Monitoring System:

Embarking on a road trip demands preparedness, and a crucial aspect of that preparedness is ensuring your vehicle's battery is up for the journey. The Quicklynks BM5 Battery Monitoring System becomes an car essential, offering real-time insights into your battery's health. This advanced system goes beyond merely alerting you to potential issues – it empowers you to take preventive measures before setting out on the road.

Quicklynks BM5 Bluetooth Battery Monitoring System with HUD
The heads-up display (HUD) feature is a game-changer once you hit the road, providing a seamless way to monitor your battery status without diverting your attention from the road.

7. GPS Tracker:

Keep track of your vehicle's location and ensure its safety with the 4G Portable GPS Tracker. This magnetic tracker provides real-time location information, giving you peace of mind during your road trip. Whether it's monitoring your vehicle's location remotely or ensuring its security in unfamiliar places, this GPS tracker is a car essential!

4G Portable GPS Tracker - Magnetic

8. Automotive Tools:

Lastly, a reliable set of tools is essential. The PDE 1/4 Socket Set with Torx Bits (46pce) and the NDI Flexi-Head Ratchet Spanner Set (15 pcs) are perfect additions to your road trip toolkit. The socket set provides versatility with Torx bits, while the flexi-head ratchet spanner set offers convenience in tight spaces.

PDE 1/4 Socket Set with Torx Bits (46pce):

Crafted in Australia, this 46-piece set is a durable companion for unexpected hiccups. With chrome vanadium steel construction and a high-polish chrome finish, it offers both strength and elegance. The quick ratchet handle, flexible extension, and universal joint add versatility, all neatly packed in a heavy-duty molded plastic case.

PDE 1/4" Socket Set with Torx Bits 46PCE

NDI Flexi-Head Ratchet Spanner Set (15 pcs):

Versatility meets durability with this 15-piece set. The flexible head design adapts to different angles, while the mirror-polished chrome vanadium steel ensures longevity. Compact and portable, this set comes in a rolling bag for easy storage.

NDI Flexi Head Ratchet Spanner Set 6MM-22MM 15 PCS

Shop our full range of automotive tools here.

Ensure a worry-free and enjoyable road trip by equipping your vehicle with these car essentials from Premium Diagnostics. From powerful jump starters to real-time tyre pressure monitoring and comprehensive scan tools, these products offer a blend of convenience, reliability, and peace of mind. Travel with confidence, knowing that you have the right tools to handle any situation on the road, making your journey both safe and memorable!

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