Nov. 18, 2010 -- There are 5 things every car should have to keep you safe in case of an emergency so, what are they and are you and your car prepared?
Along with car insurance, MOT and other requirements; you should also have a little emergency kit that you can put in the car before you drive anywhere which will help in the event of a breakdown.
1- Mobile phone: A fully charged mobile phone will let you contact the emergency services without having to find a phone box. However if you are on a motorway, using a roadside phone will allow the breakdown services to identify you and your position more quickly. 2- Torch/Flashlight: Carry a torch/flashlight in your glove box; it's handy for either examining the car in the dark or if you have to walk to get help in the dark (don't do this unless absolutely necessary). 3- Blanket: In case of breaking down in cold weather. 4- First Aid: A small kit can be bought from your chemists and can be used to treat minor injuries. 5- Food and water: A couple of energy bars and a bottle of water should be enough you keep you going until help arrives.