The Essentials You Should Store In Your Car – Part One
When it comes to fuel economy, it is important to keep
The ultimate list of essentials to store in your vehicle
- An empty fuel can
Run out of fuel? Having a fuel can in the back of the car can mean you can get to your nearest petrol station and fill up without calling out a costly rescue service.
- A tyre jack
If you have a flat tyre, you’ll need to switch to your spare tyre straight away. In order to change your tyre safely and easily, you’ll need a tyre jack to hand.
- Jump leads
A flat battery can leave you stranded. However, by having jump leads available a fellow motorist can come to your rescue and send you on your way again. Alternatively, a portable battery pack can be a good investment for your car too.
- A tyre pressure gauge
When you are at a fuel station, you can quickly fill up your tyres with air to improve fuel economy and safety. Having a tyre pressure gauge can help you to quickly check your tyre pressure when you are out and about.
- Duct tape
Duct tape can be a universal problem solver in the car. It can help if your boot won’t stay closed or help in the event of a broken door handle. Duct tape has so many uses, in and out of the car. However, it should only be used as a temporary solution and may invalidate your insurance in some cases.
- A warm jacket
If you do become stranded, then you’ll need to stay warm to prevent hypothermia. Your vehicle should have at least a warm jacket stowed away. However, a hat and gloves would also help.
- Hi-visibility vest
Dark roads can be extremely dangerous, and a hi-vis jacket can make sure that you are seen when you are waiting for help or to prevent further accidents. Remember a hi-vis vest is a legal requirement when driving in some European countries.