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Photo: David Prado Perucha (Shutterstock) Having what you need to respond to an emergency is important, but so are the tools to keep an emergency from happening in the first place. We’re going to cover a little of both: here are some often-forgotten essentials to keep your car and passengers as safe as possible when you’re out on the road. Get a blindspot mirror You can add a small convex mirror to your existing driver’s side mirror, which allows a broader range of vision in your sightline when changing lanes. They’re also easy to install and very inexpensive, so definitely worth taking the time and investment to help prevent an accident. Keep tire pressure tools in your trunk Regularly checking your tire pressure can help you improve your car’s fuel economy and its ability to handle effectively, and also avoid flat tires. Having a portable tire pump with a built-in pressure gauge is a good choice. You can also get roadside combination kits with rechargeable and interchangeable batteries that come with bright flashlights. Those kits will also work and the batteries will work with other compatible tools—just make sure you remember to recharge the battery. Invest in a rechargeable battery booster A portable, rechargeable battery booster is a great tool to have on hand. These devices used to be rather bulky, but they’re getting much more compact, so it’s a no-brainer having one charged up and ready to go when you need. You can also get a 4-in-1 tool […]