With the weather seeming a bit more summery of the last few days and so many people on my timeline talking about holidays, I thought about now was a good time to talk about driving essentials for your summer getaway. Which no matter if you are heading off in your old banger or slipping into a brand new VW Golf, they will help you get from A-Z with ease.
5 Driving Essentials for your Summer Getaway
First Aid Kit
You never know when someone might get hurt. Especially when you are on your summer frolics, climbing rocks at the sea, and hiking up hills and while plasters are great in your handbag something a little more substantial is always good to have in the car. Think about things like gloves, wipes, gauze and even a Revive‑Aid resuscitation face shield could all be things you pop into your kit and with all the space in a Volkswagen Golf, you won't find it hard to slip it in.
Something to Eat and Drink
It's likely to get hot (OK this is the UK, but it still might happen) and you are definitely going to get stuck in a traffic jam. So making sure you have drinks and something to eat close to hand are a must. I also keep a tub of sugar-free gum in my car, just in case things really get bad and I run out of water on a long trip (so far though, it hasn't been needed).
OK, we all love our satnavs, but one thing every care should include, including VW Cars, is a roadmap. After all, you never know when you might need one and hey we all know technology isn't always the best thing to completely rely upon.
So you should never be on your phone and drive. That said you should also make sure you have something to top it up with should the battery run low. After all, if you do break down and need to phone someone you're going to want to know your phone won't fail you.
Again another for if the worst happens and you break down, a high-vis jacket can make sure you are visible to other road users. While a reflective triangle can give some warning to oncoming traffic that you are there.
Of course, these are just a few of the essentials you may find yourself in need of, if things are really bad and you're in need of some quick pennies the people over at Cash Lady have some great ideas on how to bring a bit extra in, quickly – check out the post here.
So there you have 5 driving essentials for your summer getaway, but what about you, what items do you make sure you pack into your car before you head away?