If you do break down, having emergency provisions will make life easier. These could include…
- Warm clothes
- Food and drink
- A torch
- A tow rope
- A high visibility vest
- A first aid kit
Take a look at our breakdown checklist for more on what to put in your breakdown emergency kit. Finally, make sure your mobile phone is well charged before you set off – you never know when you might need it. But don't use your phone while driving – you can get 6 penalty points and a £200 fine if you do.
While you can’t prevent all breakdowns, good car maintenance can help reduce the risk. A few minutes invested in some checks could save you the hassle and stress of being stranded at the roadside. Equally, regular servicing will help to keep your car in tip-top condition and bring any issues to your attention early.
However well prepared you are, breakdowns happen – that’s where breakdown insurance comes in. Knowing you’re covered can give you peace of mind, no matter what the season.