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Car Safety Kit

We advise you to have a basic car safety kit to include:

  • Mobile phone with charger. (spare top up card if necessary)
  • Car handbook.
  • Pen and paper.
  • Personal insurance details.
  • Breakdown recovery telephone numbers and membership details.
  • Map or Atlas as well as any Satellite navigation.
  • Torch. (with spare batteries)
  • High visibility waistcoat. (keep inside the car for safe easy access)
  • Warning triangle.
  • Wheel brace. (extendible long arm type)
  • Spare bulbs.
  • Spare fuses.
  • Tyre Puncture Foam
  • Jump leads.
  • Foot Pump.
  • Small tool kit. for example, (Spanners, pliers and a screwdriver)
  • Black electrical tape.
  • First aid box.
  • Car fire extinguisher.
  • Plastic Petrol or Diesel container. (normally green for petrol black for diesel)
  • De-icer, scraper (winter use)
  • Large bottle of drinking Water which can also be used for coolant in an emergency. (Note! Severe Danger of Scalding - never try to remove the filler cap from the radiator of header tank bottle until the engine has cooled down. (You should wait for least 20mins)
  • Loose change for telephone. (kept out of sight in glove box)
  • Blanket
  • Lightweight showerproof coat. (high visibility if possible)
  • Walking shoes.
  • High-energy bars or chocolate.
  • Disposable gloves.
  • Tissues or Kitchen roll for checking dipsticks.

Car Safety Kit

Tips and Advice - Article No.31 RoadDriver 2010

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