What Should An In-Car Driving Essentials Kit Contain?


Can Essentials Kit


With the festive period nearly upon us, most of us will be considering some kind of car journey to see our family, friends, or maybe just a trip away. But with journeys long and short, there is always the chance of breaking down, getting lost or getting sick en-route. With this in mind, it is always worth keeping a driving kit in your car – full of all the essentials that you might need on your trip.

We’ve put together a list below of all the things you shouldn’t leave home without, no matter what time of year it is. And, as we are heading towards winter, we’ve added in a few winter essentials too.

In-Car Driving Essentials Kit

  • Mobile Phone & Charger
  • Sunglasses
  • Warning Triangle
  • Spare Bulbs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Road Map (printed)
  • Sat Nav or printed route for navigation.
  • Breakdown membership card/details
  • Screen Wash
  • Tow Rope & Jump Leads
  • Bottled water (for drinking)

Winter Extras:

  • Blanket/rug
  • Shovel & scrap of carpet or cardboard (to help you if you get stuck in the snow)
  • Ice-Scraper
  • Torch (plus spare batteries if required)
  • Snow Chains (if you’re going to, or live in, an area that is likely to get a lot of snow that won’t be cleared)

All you need to do is put all these items in a hold-all and leave it in your boot, ready for when you need them!

Is there anything you’d add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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