Eton is very good at making emergency products that are crank-powered, and the Road Torq is specifically designed for automobiles.
Have you ever had to change a tire at night? Not much fun, is it? The Road Torq won’t make the task any more fun, but it will make it easier, and safer. The Road Torq is a light with three retractable legs for easy storage that also give it the power to stand up on its built-in tripod.
The Road Torq has a 1.7 W LED flashlight with 90 lumens, and it is on a hinge so you can shine the light at some good angles. On the opposite site of the flashlight are 3 red LED flashing beacon lights, which will alert other drivers that you are at work.
All in all, I would recommend the Road Torq, specifically so you will never have to use it. Having car trouble in the middle of the night on a cold day just plain sucks, but what makes it worse is when you discover that your flashlight isn’t working. With the Road Torq, you can crank up the power as two minutes of turning will get you 15 minutes of power.
In other words, be prepared. Get yourself a Road Torq, put it in your glovebox, and pull it out when you really need it. You should be able to get the Road Torq for about $30.00 on the official Eton site.