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    Chad's Crappy Corner & Another 'Cheap Car' Gadget, His Theme For October.

    It's the second week of Chad's theme for October, as picked by our loyal Patreon producers, “cheap car gadgets”. Chad's pick this week is the Amazon

    Blazing LED Auto Emergency Multifunction Tool, LED Flashlight  

    Here's what Amazon says about it: This multifunction tool, LED flashlight is perfect for most emergencies and has 4 functions: Flashlight, beacon light, belt cutter & emergency hammer. Flashlight: Super bright LED and low consumption, beacon light: With a magnetic base, can be attached firmly to any iron objects including car roof. Powerful long lasting flashlight makes the auto emergency multifunction tool, LED flashlight perfect for checking engine trouble. Size: 7.5" long 3" wide, runs on 2 AA batteries (included with this purchase) $7.99 

    And Chad's take? Chad thought this was a very good device to have in the car. The flashing beacon light will get attention, and help warn other that your car is stopped. The belt cutter is critical if you're seat belt won't open. Also very important is the emergency hammer. As Chad pointed out, you cannot easily break a car window to escape. You need a pointed device to do the job, which this has. Chad also liked the magnetic base, and the flashlight. All in all Chat thought it's a worthwhile gadget for under $8.00 (as of 10/11/16) 

    See or hear this show: (Goes live late Friday 10/14/16)

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