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5 must-have car accessories you'll need this winter

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 GMT
Author: Staveley Head

Winter is coming! For many motorists this makes early morning commutes and long-haul journeys even more tedious, with the added addition of sub-zero temperatures, gale force winds and torrential downpours, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

We’ve compiled a list, of what we believe, are the 5 top must-have car accessories that you shouldn’t be without during the gruelling winter months. 

The ice scraper 

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When asking the question ‘what car accessories should I get this winter?’ The ice scraper should be top of the list.

A handy tool that won’t break the bank, the ice scraper is the ultimate car accessories winter essential and it could be the difference between you seeing the road or having your vision obstructed. With a variety to choose from, we recommend a scraper with a built-in brush to easily discard of excess ice or snow on your windscreen.

In-car phone charger

In-car chargers are fast becoming a popular item to carry in your car all year round and within today’s interconnected world; your phone could become your primary means of rescue, should you need it. It is therefore important to keep it fully charged during those long journeys and an in-car charging cable will mean you can continue your journey without the worry of a flat phone battery. 

Traction material

Another essential item among winter car accessories is some form of traction material. In the event that your vehicle becomes stuck, your winter tyres may not be enough to get it moving on their own. Traction materials can include, sand, salt grit, and even cat litter, all of which will give you the grip your tyres need to get moving again. 

Emergency kit

When driving throughout the winter months, preparation is key, unforeseen events and accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence. It is paramount that you prepare yourself for such eventualities by storing an emergency kit in your vehicle.

We recommend that your emergency kit include; 

  • Reflective triangles
  • High visibility jacket
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Tool kit 

Jumper cables

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Jumper cables should be top of your must-have car accessories list throughout the year however, they are especially important during the winter months. Useful for those cold winter mornings, your jumper cables should be at least 20 feet long and kept with your emergency kit in the boot of your vehicle. 

By ensuring your car is equipped with these 5 must-have car accessories you can tackle the winter weather with confidence.

Help to ease the stress of driving through adverse weather conditions even more by maintaining your car appropriately.

Finally, you can give yourself that extra peace of mind with breakdown insurance. So, if your vehicle won’t start on a cold frosty day you’ll have the support to get your vehicle moving.

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