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Essential Things You Need for Your Car in the New Year

The new year is upon us, and it’s a time where being cautious on the road and in life is very important. The roads are always particularly bad at this time of year, so it is vital to make sure that you, your family, and your friends remain as safe as possible.

At CWS 4×4, we understand this greatly, which is why we have come up with a list of some of the essential things that you will need in your car when preparing for the year to come.

Maintenance Items for Unlucky Days

There comes a time when you think everything is going swimmingly but then, all of a sudden, your car tyre bursts and you don’t have anything to repair it with, meaning that you will have to wait for a car repair service to come and sort the issue out for you.

However, if you fully prep your car before this happens, then you will be good to go. As such, if you want to prepare yourself before you have any maintenance issues or you need to repair your vehicle, then these items could be of great use:

  • Spare tyre, jack, and iron – this is beneficial if you need to change your tyre, and you know how to change one
  • Jumper cable and a spare battery – these are great if your battery suddenly stops working and you don’t know anyone from which you can borrow their car

Short circuit, burnt battery cables

Safety Items When Necessary

If you are on a long journey, for example, if you are driving across the UK to go on holiday with your family and friends, it is always important to make sure that you are fully prepared for worse case scenarios.

If you are incredibly thorough when it comes to safety planning, then you will have a greater chance of staying safe and not worrying about certain aspects. Therefore, if you have some of these items, you will be safe in the knowledge that you can get out of a tricky situation:

  • Water bottles
  • First aid kit
  • Maps
  • Reflective triangle – this is important when on the road at night

4 x 4 breakdown

Items for Convenience and Comfort

Driving can take a toll on the body, which is why it is very important to make sure that you take regular breaks when driving long distances. For your passengers, it can sometimes be an uncomfortable journey, so taking regular breaks will ensure that everyone in the car is comfortable at all times, as this could otherwise lead to unnecessary distractions.

If you have some of these items in your vehicle, then you and your passengers will be more comfortable than ever before, as well as being generally convenient items:

  • Phone charger – this is important in case of an emergency
  • Blanket – comes in handy in case of an emergency, or just for a nice nap
  • Tissues – always great to have on you
  • Change of clothes – if you are in wet or snowy weather, you don’t want to be sitting in the car in wet clothes

Toy car on a road map

If you have some of these items in your car, you will be fully prepared for your journeys ahead. However, sometimes, problems with the car itself can occur; when this happens, it is important to keep any spare parts for your vehicle with you, such as a tyre, battery, or anything similar.

At CWS 4×4, we specialise in providing 4×4 parts for your Land Rover, Range Rover, and Discovery. If you want to know more about the products we can provide, then please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 01458 834930 and we will be more than happy to help.

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