<collaborative post> Every motorist needs to be aware of the items that they need to keep in their car throughout the year. Driving can be unpredictable and there are many times when you might find that you need an item to hand. So, how can you kit out your car with everything that you need?
First, it is important to have a folder of documents that you can keep in the glovebox. This includes the vehicle logbook, car manual, MOT certificate, copy of your driver’s license and anything else that you might need. When buying used cars in Manchester or anywhere else, always make sure that the vehicle comes with the necessary documentation.
Jump Starter Kit
A jump starter kit is something that every motorist should have in their car. If you have this, there is a good chance that you will be able to get back on the road again if you have a flat battery as well as help out anyone else that is stranded on the side of the road.
Spare Tyre & Jack
Flat tyres, blowouts and punctures are all common problems, especially if you are driving on old and/or worn tyres. This is why it is a good idea to have a spare tyre and jack in the boot so that you can safely change a tyre on the side of the road (there is helpful advice for how to do this online).
If you break down on the side of the road, you need to make sure that you are able to stay warm and comfortable. This is why it is smart to have warm clothing in the boot, including jumpers and blankets. It is also important to have water and snacks in your emergency kit.
Hopefully, you will never be in a situation where it is needed but it is better to be safe than sorry. Your emergency car kit should contain a fully stocked first-aid kit so that you can provide basic first-aid if you or someone else is involved in an accident.
Torch & High-Vis Clothing
Visibility can be an issue if you break down or have an accident at night and this could be dangerous. Therefore, it is important to have a torch (and spare batteries) as well as high-vis clothing that you can wear.
These are all things that every motorist should have in their car throughout the year. You never know what might happen when you get behind the wheel and it is important to be prepared for different situations that might arise.