18 Feb 2015

Essentials Everyone Should Have in Their Car

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It pays to be prepared, and when it comes to travelling in your car, you can rarely be too prepared. Although no one wants a cluttered car, there are certain things every driver should have ready in case they need them. Here’s our list of essential items…

Toolkit and Car Maintenance

All cars need to be properly maintained in order to make them fit for driving, and occasionally you may need to do some maintenance on the road. These handy items will ensure that you have everything you need should anything need repairing away from home:

  • Spare tyre, tyre jack and tyre iron
  • Tyre inflator and sealer
  • Jumper cables
  • Tyre pressure gauge
  • Toolkit

Safety and Survival

From extreme weather to traffic jams to accidents, lots of safety hazards can crop up, and there are essentials that every driver should have in their car in case of these circumstances:

  • First Aid kit
  • Torch
  • Spare batteries
  • Towels
  • Spade (in winter)
  • Matches/lighter
  • Map
  • Blanket
  • Ice scraper
  • Change of clothes
  • Portable phone charger

Comfort and Entertainment

Not every item in your car has to have a serious purpose, and there are certain items that are good to have around for your own convenience and comfort:

  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Phone Speakers
  • Umbrella
  • Car bin
  • Spare change (for parking, road tolls etc.)
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • GPS mount

Combine these items with your own personal essentials and you’ll be ready for any situation while on the road. However, you’ll always need a bit of assistance from time to time, and if your car needs some care and you are looking for car body repairs in Wimbledon, at Smartway London we offer the very best in car body repairs, providing outstanding service and results for our customers. Contact us today by calling 07732 542500.

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