Here are some essential items that will always come in handy when in your car:

1. Jump cables

If you leave a light on all night by accident and end up with a battery, you’ll require a jump start to get it back on the road. 

Jump Cables

2. Tyre foam

Is your tyre flat? Is there no spare? This will assist you in returning home by sealing any punctures. Simply squirt the foam into the tyre and slowly drive it to a repair shop.

Tyre Foam

3. First aid kit

Hopefully, you’ll never have to use this one, but having a first aid kit will provide you with peace of mind.

First Aid Kit

4. Wipes

These are great for spills, smears, dust, mud marks, and anything else your muddy dog can throw at you.


5. Portable power bank + charging cables

Extremely useful in an emergency or if you’re leaving without a fully charged battery. On the occasions when the sun is out, you could even get a solar-powered one.

Portable power bank + charging cables

6. Screenwash

For obvious reasons, it’s critical to keep your screen wash reservoir full. The reason for this is that you need to be able to see where you’re going.

Screen wash

7. Pen + paper

Will you be there in five minutes and leave a note? Have you received a phone call and need to jot down some information? Have you been in an accident and need to gather information? This will be extremely useful for jotting down quick notes.

Pen + Paper

8. Small toolkit

In the event of an emergency, having a basic toolkit in your boot can be extremely useful.

Small toolkit

9. De-icer

In the cold winter months, when your windscreen is frozen, you can save time by using a can of spray to quickly melt it.

De icer

10. Travel sweets

The most important of all car necessities or essential items.

Travel sweets