Spare Me

5-in-1 Rescue Tool

Roadside Essential

With this car-emergency tool tucked in the trunk, you’ve got five handy helpers in one slim design.

Made in the USA, Spare Me has five different functions. It provides leverage—for when you're changing a tire. It’s a shovel and ice scraper for wintery weather. It's a lever and a traction aid to help when your tire’s stuck on a
slippery spot.

The idea for Spare Me came to Founder Kevin Kliers when he watched a mechanic change a tire . . . and roll it onto his foot for leverage. Kevin knew he could create a better (and safer) way to do it.

Spare Me is injection molded from heavy duty nylon resin, but is surprisingly light at only 13 ounces. The streamlined design stows easily in the trunk or backseat, where it’s ready to lend a hand whenever you need it.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kevin
    Kevin

    Hello Grommet-teers. I'm Kevin Klier, inventor of Spare Me the 5-in-1 Rescue tool. If you own a car then Spare Me is a must have plus it's All American.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 10:45 AM

    Good morning all. Lot's of snow and wintry conditions in the northwest. I liken the Spare Me to a fire extinquisher. Never want to have to use it but glad I have one when there is a need.

  • Anthony
    Anthony
    12/21/2016 11:14 AM

    @Kevin Looks like a great idea Kevin. Good going. You might consider making a larger or wider one mainly for the traction aspect of the tool. Perhaps it unfolds into a wider traction device as needed. Hope it sells well for you!

    Anthony

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 11:28 AM

    @Kevin as with any tool, care must be used when using Spare Me. Chains and/or studded snow tires will damage any product you run over. When using Spare Me as a traction device be careful not to be overly aggressive when you accelerate over the product.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 11:34 AM

    @Kevin Anthony- good idea. We actually are in the process of developing a product that will address larger and heavier vehicles that would require a different material than the nylon glass-filled resin. Which is good for your typical commuter vehicle and cross-over vehicles. Stay tuned.

  • dawn
    dawn
    12/21/2016 11:57 AM

    @Kevin I have a minor concern. I watched a guy changing a tire and when he could not get the lug nuts off, he had to put a foot up on the lugnut wrench and stomp on it to loosen them up individually. If I use your tool for better leverage when removing tough lugnuts (like in your video), is there a possibility that it would crack or break?

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 12:00 PM

    @Kevin I have a vice in my work shop. Sometimes I need a little more leverage in tightening the claws on that vice. The hollow handle of Spare Me works great.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 12:32 PM

    @Kevin Hi Dawn, the strength of the tool is rather stout. I was able to screw down a couple of Spare Me's on my work bench and proceeded to do "dips" with them. Kind of like push-ups but standing up to do them. I am 215 pounds and Spare Me held up just fine. Very tough. But as I mentioned in a previous note, always use caution. Thanks for the inquiry.

  • Jim
    Jim
    12/21/2016 12:14 PM

    Snow and ice are not generally worries in SoCal; getting stuck in sand in the Mojave Desert can be! This could be very useful for those of us who like to go tooling along the numerous dirt roads down here. Any discounts for buying more than one at a time?

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 12:36 PM

    @Jim I have a brother living in the LA area who is always out and about and he actually got stuck just off the side of the road when travelling through the desert. The fine silt of the sand made his tires sink and spin. Spare Me was a great rescue tool for him. Great point: Spare Me is for all seasons and any geography. The folks at The Grommet can answer your discount question.

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    12/21/2016 1:15 PM

    @Kevin Thanks for your question. We currently do not offer a discount for more than one, unless you wanted to purchase a large quantity. thanks, Charlie

  • Roger
    Roger
    12/21/2016 1:31 PM

    @Charles,Does 4 qualify for a discount?

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    12/21/2016 1:33 PM

    @Roger Hi, bulk discounts would only apply when ordering more than 1,000 pieces. Thanks, Charlie

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 2:35 PM

    @Charles If Roger buys 1,000 I will personally deliver them!

  • Roger
    Roger
    12/21/2016 12:25 PM

    Kevin, Just bought a all wheel drive Subaru TO GO ON THE BEACH here in NC. THE FOLKS here recommend a shovel and carpet samples or skid mats if the sand gets dry and you spin. How will your product work on sand if you are stuck. I will buy 4 of them if they work. One for each tire.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 12:53 PM

    @Roger See my note about my brother in LA. Also, had a chap from Australia who felt this was a perfect tool for off-road cats like yourself. Good call. I actually did a video burying my vehicle in sand then using Spare Me as a shovel then as the traction device. Sand was one of my first true tests of its capabilities.

  • Judy
    Judy
    12/21/2016 12:26 PM

    I bought this at a trade show last year and although I never got stuck I did use it to get a couple of other people out. Worked like a charm!

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 12:49 PM

    Some other uses not mentioned in the video: chalking your tires, a pry bar to lift and set flagstone on a landscaping project (no pinched fingers) or pulverize dirt clods in the garden. It's not just for the car.

  • Connie
    Connie
    12/21/2016 12:54 PM

    Hi Kevin,

    What a GREAT tool, and I love the price. I have got to get me one of these! (Will Smith)

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 1:21 PM

    @Connie I believe the folks at The Grommet can ensure Spare Me gets to you in time for Christmas. I have had many folks use it as a stocking stuffer. Talk about a surprise on the mantel! Thanks Connie.

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    12/21/2016 1:32 PM

    @Connie You would have to order today using next day shipping in order to arrive by this Friday.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 1:30 PM

    I hope the fine folks at The Grommet are OK with this. The first 10 folks who send me a review of their Spare Me experience will get an original piece of Harley Davidson artwork on a 2.5"X4" patch that can be sewn on your jacket or vest.

  • Jeanie
    Jeanie
    12/21/2016 1:50 PM

    Hi! Just bought 3 of these.

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 1:57 PM

    @Jeanie You are awesome. Don't forget to send me a review and I'll get a one-of-a-kind Harley Davidson patch going your way. Thank you!

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 1:56 PM

    BTW, if American Made is important to you then Spare Me fits the bill. Everything through and through i.e. design, manufacturing, packaging etc. is done in Spokane, WA. It's amazing what kind of financial impact a small company can have on so many industries. Your purchase of Spare literally impacts hundreds of lives. Thank you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Joe
    Joe
    12/21/2016 2:10 PM

    I just picked up three of these. I recently had a family member pull off to the side of the road and got stuck in the snow. She immediately said “I wish I had a shovel.” This is the perfect product to have in the back of your car for these types of situations. I know what aunt Lorri is getting in her stocking this year!!

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 2:17 PM

    @Joe Right on Joe. Spare Me also fits nicely under the front seat for many cars. It's just 18.75" long and 5" wide. Don't forget to send me a review.

  • Taylor
    Taylor
    12/21/2016 2:15 PM

    Cool looking tool! Lots of uses. What's the weirdest job you've used it for?

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 2:19 PM

    @Taylor Believe it or not. A window was stuck due to a fresh coat of paint. I was able to use the "fulcrum" aspect of the tool and get the window to move. A little leverage goes a long way. Thanks for the question.

  • K
    K
    12/21/2016 2:19 PM

    Great product!!! Has helped me out multiple times in our unpredictable NW climate!!!

  • Kevin
    Kevin – Special Guest
    12/21/2016 2:29 PM

    @K Got to love the NW. Very similar to my growing up near Chicago. Wait a few minutes and something will change! Thank you

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