You Should Have These Items In Your Car Or Van

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Guys, I can tell winter is here as the number of claims are increasing due to
the bad weather we had recently. It’s only going to get colder and darker and
the roads will be wetter. In the event of an accident or breakdown I have
listed a few items that I think are necessary to have in your car or van. Don’t
ever assume ‘I will never have a road accident or a breakdown’ because we just
don’t know for sure. Share the list below with your family and friends to help
keep them safe on the roads this winter.


Hi-Vis Jacket

Imagine you breakdown on a back road or on the hard shoulder of the M50.
You need a hi-vis jacket. The traffic is dangerous and very close to your vehicle.
Keep a couple of these tucked into the back of the seat or in the boot.


Spare Tyre

Please make sure you have a spare tyre in the car and that it’s in good condition.
Changing a tyre can be tough, so make yourself familiar with changing it.


Policy Documents

Do you have breakdown assistance? Do you know the phone number? Find
your policy document or call your broker or insurer to see if you have this
policy benefit. Keep the number stored in your phone and car so you are


First Aid Kit

I have one of these in my glove box. Luckily I haven’t had to use it yet but
if you do come across an accident it can be helpful to have a first aid kit to hand.



An essential to have in the car in case you are stuck at the side of the road


Warm Jacket

If you have a breakdown on the side of the road, it may not be safe to sit in the
car while you wait for breakdown assistance. I advise that you leave a warm jacket
in the car incase you are standing out in the cold weather for a period of time.


Please share this blog with your friends and family. We want to improve road safety
and keep your family safe this winter.