It seems as if winter is finally upon us, which means it’s time to make sure your car is kitted out with all the essentials you need to keep safe on the road. We’ve got plenty of items to help you make up your winter car kit so you’re ready to take on the frost, ice and snow.
There are a few essentials that every car should have stowed away in the glove compartment. A bottle of de-icer to melt the ice from your windows and an ice scraper are the most obvious. It’s also important to make sure your screenwash is suitable for winter so that it doesn't freeze under the bonnet when your car’s left overnight.
Cold weather can have a detrimental effect on your car battery, so keeping a jump starter kit in your car can be an absolute life-saver. It’s small enough to store in the boot and incredibly easy to use, so if you ever find yourself with a dead battery you won’t be left outside for long.
Keeping an emergency bulb kit in your car can also prove incredibly worthwhile – you never know when a headlight might blow as you’re driving down the motorway on a dark, wet winter’s night. This set includes a selection of bulbs and fuses suitable for most cars that you can quickly fit should you need to.
If you’re regularly driving at night, it’s important to make sure you have the kit you need to stay safe if you ever break down. Simple things such as a reflective warning triangle, a high-vis vest and a torch can complete your winter car kit and make all the difference if you have to wait on the side of a dark road.