Being prepared for every eventuality when driving can only be beneficial. There’s nothing worse than being broken down and unprepared. So, we’ve put together a short list of items that may help you out.
Compared with the rest of the UK, here in Scotland, we’re used to a pretty regular sighting of snow. So, it’s of extra importance that when the snow appears you’re prepared. There are certain items that are great to have to hand in the winter months.
Ice Scraper – Always useful on a frosty morning, having an ice scraper close by will make achieving a good level of visibility a lot easier. If you can’t see where you are going, you’re likely to struggle.
Shovel – Heavy snowfall could leave you stranded. Even if it’s just a small, collapsible snow shovel it will be useful for clearing any obstructing snow.
Blankets and cold weather clothing – Keeping clothes that will keep you warm, should you break down is essential. The last situation you want to be in is stuck in the snow in you’re lovely, new, albeit impractical t-shirt.
A good idea would be to keep something fluorescent in the mix, to make sure any cars passing by can see you. Although, here’s hoping they’ll stop to give you some help!
Essentials For All Year Round Travel
Non-perishable snacks and water – A small supply of non-perishable foods, even a few Mars bars in the glove compartment can keep you tied over until the breakdown service arrives.
A small supply of food and water is an absolute necessity if you’re traveling with kids. The last thing you want on top of a broken down car is a car of thirsty and hungry children, too!
Torch – If you suffer a breakdown at night a torch will make life so much easier in any rural location.
First aid kit – Hopefully if there’s a reason for you suffering issues on the road it doesn’t lead to someone getting hurt, however, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for even the worst of situations.
Road map – Sure, you may have sat nav and even a phone. But, a paper map never runs out of battery. So, just to be on the safe side it’s probably a good idea to keep a map close to hand, even if you only ever need it once you’ll be glad you’ve packed it.
Jumper cables – Maybe you’ll use them to save yourself from a dead battery, or you could be the knight in a Silver Ford for a lucky family stranded at the side of the road.
Here at LM Recovery, we are a family run business based in Motherwell. We have years of breakdown, vehicle repair, and recovery experience. We operate throughout the whole of Lanarkshire, so if you have any vehicle recovery needs, please get in contact.
Contact number: 01698 269949
Unit 3, 638 Merry Street