81‐Piece Auto Roadside Emergency Essentials Kit

 81‐Piece Auto Roadside Emergency Essentials Kit – Model # ARK1701 Instructions Manual
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THIS INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL BEFORE USING YOUR AUTO ROADSIDE EMERGENCY ESSENTIALS KIT Welcome! Thank you for your purchase. This Blikzone® product have been carefully engineered and manufactured to give you a dependable operation. WARNING: You MUST read and understand this manual thoroughly before operating any of the items that are included with this product, as it contains the information you need to become familiar with its features and obtain the performance that will bring you continued service for many years. This information is for your safety and to prevent damage to the product. The warnings, precautions, and instructions discussed in this instruction manual cannot cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. User must understand that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be built into this product, but must be performed by the user. Please keep this manual for future reference. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: This product is not a toy, please keep away from children • This item contains many small pieces, to avoid personal injury, make sure that these pieces are inside the storage case provided when not in use, as they can easily become lost. • Do no expose this product to rain or moisture • Do not attempt to alter this product or any of the items provided in any way. There are not serviceable parts. Doing so will void the warranty. 2. COMPRESSOR RUNS SLOWLY: Overheated from excessive use. Shut it off and let it cool for at 12V Compact Air Compressor/Tire Inflator
least 30 minutes ‐ Voltage too low, Check condition of battery. 3. COMPRESSOR RUNS BUT DOES NOT INFLATE: Be sure the connector always touches the core of This compact mini air compressor is a very valuable tool to have on hand. There are plenty of uses tire valve stem – Check tire/item for leaks – check hose for break and leaks at fittings. for this inflator that can save you a lot of time and manual labor, as it can inflate bike tires, inflatable boats, or even car tires if you have a flat while driving. Because it is powered through a cigarette Battery Booster Jumper Cables lighter in your vehicle, it is incredibly versatile and a lifesaver in some instances; so that’s the reason why this kit includes one. Included in this kit is a set of high quality Jumper Cables #8 Gauge x 10 ft. with Red and Black CAUTION insulated clamps that will allow to service most of the vehicles. The cables come with a tag label 1. Inspect before each use. Do not use the compressor when the vehicle is moving. attached with instructions showing the properly procedure to jump‐start a dead battery. 2. Only connect/plug compressor into car's cigarette lighter socket rated for 12VDC and at least CAUTION: The steps provided are a general guide. When possible you should refer to your car 10A or more to avoid damage of the compressor. When using the compressor never leave it owner's manual for vehicle specific instruction. If you do not feel comfortable with these steps, do unattended, unplug power cord from socket to turn it off as it does not have on‐off switch. not attempt to jumpstart your vehicle. Please seek for assistance. 3. Do not put the compressor on or near sources of direct heat or operate the compressor in or WARNINGS: 1‐ User must follow precisely the instructions attached and consider safety first If at around flammable environments. all is possible wear ANSI approved safety glasses. 2‐ Connecting the jumper cables in the wrong 4. Do not kink or block the air hose while the compressor is working. Do not use the compressor if order or attaching the spring clamps in the wrong location can damage expensive electrical bent, broken, melted, burnt, wet or any of the components are damaged. components and even cause an explosion. 3‐ In some cases, batteries can vent explosive hydrogen 5. Do not use the air compressor on high pressure tires such as those used on commercial vehicles, gas, so do not smoke when jump‐starting and don't use jumper cables with cracked or missing agricultural or specialist vehicles. Only use the adapters supplied with the device. insulation. 4‐ Do NOT allow the Positive (+) RED and Negative (‐) BLACK booster clamps to come in 6. CAUTION: This compressor is not designed for continuous or Heavy‐Duty use. Operation over contact with each other or with a common piece of metal at any time. Keep always separated. an extended period of time will overheat the unit and damage the compressor. It should not be Sparks, and Explosion or damage to the unit may result. 5‐ Make sure that the cables are away of used continuously for more than 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn it off and let it cool for 15 moving engine parts at all times. minutes before resuming operation. 7. If the compressor is making an abnormal sound, or the temperature of the unit is too high, turn 6/12VDC Circuit Tester Pen and ATO/ATC Blade Type Fuse Set
the power off (unplug from cigarette lighter socket) immediately and let it cool for at least 30 minutes before resuming operation. To avoid burns, do not touch the Compressor when it is in A Circuit Tester tool and a combination of assorted fuses included with the kit offers a quick fix for operation as the compressor will become very hot. the most common electrical problems found in any vehicle. Quickly checks all 6V and 12V electrical 8. The compressor contains no user serviceable parts – Do not open or disassemble‐. Disassembly systems. Easily diagnose and replace blown fuses, locates shorts, grounds and open circuits. Use or attempted repairs if accomplished incorrectly can create electrical shock hazard. with power on. 9. The air compressor should always be kept dry during operation and stored in a dry location. USING THE CIRCUIT TESTER PEN OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS TO INFLATE TIRES 1. To use the Circuit tester, first connect the alligator clip to a grounding spot, battery’s negative 1. Make sure that the valve is on the bottom closest to the ground and place air compressor next terminal (black cable) or vehicle chassis. Light in tool’s handle glows when circuit is completed. to the tire. Read your car’s owner’s manual to know the specific tire pressure for your car. 2. Testing Fuses: Remove Cover of fuse box/panel and Proceed to touch with Circuit Test tool’s tip 2. Place connector on input valve stem (Fig.1) and push down, closing thumb latch connector (Fig. one side of the fuse metal tip (top of installed fuse), then proceed to test the other side of the 2). Caution: Make sure the connector always touches the core of tire valve stem. fuse. If tester light glows on both sides, the fuse is active/good. If Circuit tester only glows on 3. Plug power cord into cigarette lighter receptacle (Fig. 3) to start compressor. During use, it is one side, then the fuse is bad. Replace with spare fuse provided (Same Color = Amp Rating). recommended to start the car’s engine for better inflator performance and to avoid use of car’s 3. Finding Live Wires: move the tip of the Circuit tester along the wire; a light on will indicate a battery power. “Live” wired. Depending of circuit tested, must be necessary to use with power on. 4. Keep reading pressure in the pressure gauge until desired pressure is reached, then unplug the 4. Testing wires with Breakage: Move the tip of the Circuit tester along the wire until the light goes power cord and remove the connector from valve stem (As reference, a compact car’s tire size out. This will indicate the location where the wire is broken. of 175/70R13, will take around 7 min to inflate to 30 psi). 5. Testing vehicle’s light sockets: Move the tip of the Circuit tester to the tongue at the base of the 5. After use, always leave the lock valve stem connector in the open position (Fig 4) to release socket shell; if the tester light glows, the socket is active. Use with power on excess pressure from the hose. CAUTION: Use the tool for intended purposes only. Always wear ANSI approved safety goggles when working with tools and equipment. 3 Ton (10000 Lbs) Tow Strap w/hooks
Note: The pressure gauge on the compressor provides convenient tire pressure monitoring when airing up a tire. This eliminates switching back and forth between a tire chuck and a tire pressure gauge. Please note that during inflation, due to air velocity, pressure gauge indication could be slightly different from real value. Stop air compressor and proceed to read pressure gauge to obtain a more accurate value. TO INFLATE OTHER ACCESSORIES (INFLATABLES) 1. Select the suitable adapter and insert it into the connector. (Fig. 4) Close thumb latch. 2. Insert adaptor into article to be inflated. 3. Plug power cord into cigarette lighter receptacle to start compressor. 4. Carefully monitor pressure in low pressure object like sports, toys, etc. Avoid overinflating, NEVER EXCEED RECOMMENDED PRESSURE, as the item being inflated may burst and cause serious injury. As a guide, check Typical Inflation Table below. IMPORTANT: Soft inflatable material items will not have existing pressure reading in pressure gauge. You must be careful not to over‐inflate. CONPRESSOR TROUBLE‐SHOOTING 1. COMPRESSOR DOES NOT START/BLOWS FUSES: Push the power plug firmly into the receptacle and twist it back & forth ‐ Check receptacle and plug terminals for dirt, particularly tobacco ‐ Use a non‐conductive probe, not fingers or metal ‐ Check vehicle lighter fuse, Should be rated 15A minimum. The Heavy Duty polyester 1‐3/4” x 10 ft. Tow Strap will help to tow stranded vehicles to a safer place. Rated for 10,000Lb of Break Strength Limit capacity (5000 Lb. Working Load Limit), and terminated with two metal hooks with safety latch for convenience, it is easy to hook up and take off. Lighter, easier to handle prevents damage compared to tow chains. CAUTION: Towing a car with a tow‐strap, has significant safety risks and can be subject to complying with relevant Federal, State or Local road rules and regulations. The use of a tow strap should be limited to move a vehicle only a very short distance at low speed, either for safety reasons or where restricted access means other preferred towing options can’t be immediately or easily employed. If you do not feel comfortable with the following steps, do not attempt to tow your vehicle by yourself. Please seek for professional assistance. TOW STRAP INSTRUCTIONS 1. Consult YOUR CAR OWNER’S MANUAL for helpful information of how to properly tow your vehicle. Follow these instructions to find where your car’s towing eyes are located. Use ONLY manufacturer approved points for towing to attach the tow strap hooks. CAUTION: Attempt to connect it anywhere else, could damage the vehicle or cause injuries. Be certain that hook’s open end is facing downward. If your vehicle does not have tow receivers it is recommended to call for professional roadside assistance. 2. Fully uncoil the strap and attach the strap‘s opposite end hook to the towing car’s hitch/eye. 3. Verify that the brakes and steering of the towed vehicle are in working order and a person who is licensed to drive the towed vehicle is sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle being towed in order to keep control of its brakes and steering during the towing maneuver. 4. Place the car being towed in neutral and make sure the handbrake is released and turn on ignition so steering lock is released and the four‐way emergency and brake lights will work. 5. Ensure the strap is not twisted, tangled or knotted; then drive the pulling car smooth and slow forward to take up the slack in the strap (be especially careful when the strap isn’t taut) and avoid sudden movements. Drive the shortest distance possible to move it off the road to the nearest safe place for occupants and vehicle (away of heavy, fast‐moving traffic). WARNING MUST READ before use. Serious personal injury can result from failure to follow these instructions. 1. This Tow Strap is for TOWING purposes ONLY. DO NOT USE FOR LIFTING OR RECOVERY IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Doing so could result in serious injury or death. 2‐ Working load limit (WLL) of 5000 Lbs is the maximum vehicle weight this tow strap can safely handle for towing; allowing a safe margin for the added stress caused by sudden jerking, friction and pulling angle. 3‐ Towed Vehicle MUST NOT EXCEED Maximum Working load limit of 5000 Lbs (Webbing Break Limit is 10000 Lbs). 4‐ USE EXTREME CAUTION: Stand Clear, if the strap breaks or becomes disengaged it will snap wildly. 5‐ Do not use this tow strap in Highways or high‐speed roadways. 6‐ Inspect Strap before each use, do not use if strap shows cuts on the face or edge, signs of melting, excessive abrasive wear, knots, holes, snags or any visible damage which causes doubt as to its strength. 7‐ It is not possible to warn you about all potential hazards associated with this product, you must use your own good judgment. 1 (Rev 02‐18) Other Additional Items included with the kit
Emergency Escape Safety Hammer (**Bonus**) This escape/rescue multifunctional tool was added as a “Bonus” to help you during those life‐
threatening events faced every year by thousands of motorists trapped inside a vehicle during an emergency due to fire, a severe crash, a roll‐over or flood/submersion situations. This Escape Hammer allows users to cut a jammed seat belt that can hold them trapped, and then to quickly shatter a glass window (as most of electric windows won’t work after a severe accident or submersion) so it can help you to set free from danger quickly in a potential life‐threatening car incident. The following essential items are also included as part of this roadside assistance kit: Folding Multi‐Tool: This practical stainless Steel multi‐function tool includes 9 piece accessories folded into one piece. It includes two type pliers, wire cutter, slotted & Phillips head screwdrivers, ruler, metal/wood saw blade, file, bottle opener, knife blade, and several more to tackle most common uses and roadside repairs easily. CAUTION: Contains sharp tools, handle with care. Working Gloves: A pair of reusable Cotton Work Gloves with breathable, non‐slip palm grippers is suitable for vehicle maintenance and will protect your hands from dirt, abrasion and rashes during emergency repairs. CAUTION: Don’t use these working gloves with hot parts. They’re not rated to provide appropriated thermal insulation. Nitrile Gloves Two pairs of Disposable Nitrile Gloves are included in this kit. Wear them when is required to access oily‐dirty areas as engine bay or undercarriage during inspections or fixes, or when handling automotive fluids. They provide high level of dexterity, chemical protection while keep your hands clean. Just discard after use. CAUTION: 1‐ For industrial use ONLY. 2‐ Use for intended purposes only. 3‐ NOT for medical use. 4‐ Do not use with hot surfaces. Whistle: A simple, but powerful way to call the attention in an emergency situation. Emergency Light Sticks: Two, 6 inch‐12 hour Light sticks are provided with this kit. As waterproof, non‐sparking, non‐heat producing glowing light, these Light Sticks are safe to use in almost any environment and even underwater. Use for nighttime emergencies repairs or as distress signal to mark your location to rescuers. To activate, simply unpack and bend the glow stick enough to break the internal capsule. Shake to mix & start the glow reaction. Discard after use. Bungee Cords: Two highly versatile bungee cords are included with this kit. Use them to secure your cargo, bundle items together or to secure a loose exhaust pipe or bumper as a temporary fix. WARNING‐AVOID INJURY, Read the following for your safety: 1‐ Extreme Caution should be taken when bungee cords are stretched. Uncontrolled release can cause severe injury to unprotected body parts, particularly eyes. 2‐ ALWAYS Wear protective eyewear such as ANSI approved safety goggles when stretching, fastening, or releasing hooks. 3‐ DO NOT stretch cord toward or away from you to avoid being struck by hooks. Pull to one side and keep your face and body away from the rebound path. 4‐ DO NOT use if cord is frayed or hooks are bent or damaged. 5‐ DO NOT stretch the cord more than 50% of original cord length as this could cause failure of the cord or hook and result in serious eye or other injury. 5‐ Be sure end hooks are securely held in place before stretching the cord (see Fig 1). ESCAPE HAMMER INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: These instructions must be assumed as recommended measures to use the tool, but in no way can replace the good judgment by the user during a particular emergency situation. 1. Take the escape hammer from the auto roadside emergency kit and store it in an accessible place to reach it quickly in case of an emergency situation. The ideal place should keep the tool secured and at hand even after a collision or accident (globe box, center console or door pockets are good choices). You can use Velcro™ strip to stick it on place and keep it nearby. 2. In the event of a car emergency requiring quick escape from a potential burning or sinking vehicle; first reach the rescue tool and proceed to freed yourself from a tangled seat belt using the razor sharp recessed cutting blade located on the handle. 3. Once you have freed for the seat belt, if doors are jammed; depending where you sit, the next challenge is to use the side glass window as escape way. Choose your nearest side window and proceed to break free using the hardened steel tip of the hammer to shatter the side window. You can use the opposite flatten steel tip to clean out the broken glass if required. Continue to knocking until it’s all broken as you make room to escape as fast as possible from the vehicle. In some situations you will need to kick the glass window out and away. WARNING: Trying to break free and escape from vehicles using laminated glass on side windows will require a much bigger effort and time to escape compared to those side windows made of tempered glass. Please check with your vehicle’s manufacturer what type of glass uses your vehicle side windows in order to be prepared in case of an emergency escape. Emergency Warning Triangle If you need to stop your vehicle on the shoulder of the road, or if your vehicle is broken down in or near traffic, you should use a warning signal to alert other drivers. Your first action must be to activate your vehicle’s hazard warning lights (four‐way flashers). An Emergency Warning Triangle is a good way to provide an early alert for others drivers to be aware of what is up ahead in the roadway. Place the warning triangle at a safe distance of your vehicle near the incoming traffic to alert them to slow down; at approximately 30 to 40 yards (30‐
40 m) behind your vehicle. The collapsible triangle provided in this kit is made of bright orange color with red acrylic reflective areas that are visible day and night. Assemble easily, and locate it in such way that its reflective areas will face incoming traffic. Tire Repair (Plug) Kit
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Cable Zip Ties: The kit comes with a set (30pc) of a practical and useful Cable Zip Ties (10 & 6 in Sizes included). They can be used in a variety of ways; as temporary hose “clamp” to stop a leak in the engine or to securely hold a broken part on place until a permanent fix is performed; there are many more uses for cable ties that surely you will find a new one with the set provided. Duct tape & PVC Electric Tape: There are myriad of uses for Duct and PVC tape included. They are indispensable in any roadside emergency kit, as they are extremely useful to make temporary fixes, hold a broken window, repair leaking hoses, attach broken tail lights or affix license plate, among other potential uses. WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL NEVER NEED TO USE ANY OF THESE ITEMS IN AN EMERGENCY ROADSIDE, BUT IF YOU DO, WE THINK THAT YOU WILL BE WELL COVERED. THANKS FOR CHOSING A BLIKZONE PRODUCT. According to a study by AAA, 36% of new cars no longer have spare tire. This roadside essential kit includes a Tire Repair Kit to cover this situation and as contingency if the spare wheel can’t be used in the event of a flat tire. The kit consist of 7 pieces (2 tools and 5 rubber strings) allowing to fix the most common punctures: those in “thread zone” of the tire with holes (slits) up to ¼”. TUBELESS TIRES REPAIR KIT INSTRUCTIONS 1. Using the pliers of the Multi‐Tool (included with your roadside kit) proceed to remove the object that caused the puncture. Use the Rasp tool (Reamer) into hole, sliding up and down (4 to 6 strokes) to roughen and clean the inside of hole (Fig. 1). Be certain to follow the same direction of the slit to avoid a faulty repair as the tire can leak. 2. Remove rubber string (repair plug) from protective backing material and insert into eye of needle tool. Thread the repair string half way into the eye opening of the needle insertion tool until equal parts are either side of the tool (Fig. 2). 3. Insert needle tool with repair plug into hole until plug is pushed in approximately 2/3 of the way. Pull needle tool straight out, without twisting, in a rapid motion. (Fig. 3). Be certain that rubber strip has passed thru the tire and stays inserted to prevent slipping during inflation. 4. Using the knife of the Multi‐tool, cut excess of plug material flush with thread of tire. (Fig. 4). 5. Using the Air Compressor included with your roadside assistance kit, proceed to inflate the tire to manufacturer’s recommended pressure and check for leaks. 6. Install the tire as per car’s owner’s manual. You’re ready to get back on the road! CAUTION: 1‐ Do not repair tires with punctures (slits) greater than ¼”. Contact a professional first. 2‐ Do not try to repair any sidewall puncture. 3‐ Only use this kit to repair punctures located in the thread area of the tire. NOTE: Some products included in this kit have a limited shelf‐life. Check before use. CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING: This product and its packaging contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after use.
NOTE: Cement is not required to fix the tire, but may be used for lubrication and extra adhesion. For Inquiries and Customer Support write us to support@blikzone.com. Hand‐Crank Dynamo LED Flashlight
A convenient and essential LED Flashlight is included as part of your auto roadside emergency essentials kit. This Flashlight doesn’t use batteries so you will never be in the darkness due to forgotten, depleted batteries, or corroded terminals due to old batteries. To use it, simply release (unlock) the hand‐crank lever, and with a few strokes, you will have plenty of light to illuminate maps, read instructions or inspect the surroundings. Unlike some other flashlights, this one doesn't require constant crank to stay lit and always is ready to use. It is a true emergency item. It also comes with a convenient strap to secure to your wrist. LIMITED WARRANTY Yaneco LLC (Blikzone®), warrants this product, when properly installed and under normal conditions of use, to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of three (3) months from its original date of purchase. Returns should be made within three (3) months of the date of purchase, after a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number has been assigned by us. To obtain a RMA email us to support@blikzone.com. For complete warranty information please visit: www.blikzone.com PLEASE NOTE: THIS WARRANTY COVERS PRODUCT DEFECTS ONLY; IT DOES NOT COVER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AS RESULT OF MISUSE OR ABUSE. Emergency Reflective Safety Vest ‐ Rain Poncho ‐ Emergency Blanket
This kit includes a high visibility reflective safety vest recommended as appropriate apparel warning when exposed to vehicular traffic. It is highly recommended to wear it as a safety measure to be visible during a roadside emergency situation. The Kit also contains a rain poncho with hood to keep you dry during a harsh/bad weather. Also included is a convenient, compact, lightweight Emergency Blanket made from aluminized, non‐
stretch polyester. It will help to prevent body heat loss and also its reflective properties will limit solar exposure. As soon as you start to feel chilled, wrap it up around your body. Use as sunshade too, for extreme temperatures. Plus, it has a myriad of other improvised uses. CAUTION: 1‐ This Blanket does not have breathability properties so beware of moisture building up from sweat. 2‐ Flammable, keep away from fire or heated surfaces. Made in China Blikzone® is a registered Trademark of Yaneco LLC, USA. All Rights Reserved. Copyright© 2017 by Yaneco LLC, USA. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this manual or any artwork contained herein may be reproduced in any shape or form without the express written consent of Yaneco LLC. Diagrams within this manual may not be drawn proportionally. Due to continuing improvements, actual products included in this kit may differ slightly from the product described herein or photos. 2 (Rev 02‐18)