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)
- 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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