Logbook Loans Tips – Car essentials in case of an emergency

Emergency must-haves from our Logbook Loans tips series!

Let’s face it, there is never a good time to break down, but with winter on the way, being stranded (however briefly) has even less appeal. The nights are longer, it’s much colder, and you can be fairly certain that not long after you break down, somehow, it will start to rain. Not an enviable position to be in.

Now unfortunately, we can’t come to the rescue ourselves (we haven’t been awarded our super hero status just yet), but we can help you to be a little more prepared and can offer financial support to help get you back on the roads.

At Logbook Loans we care about our customers and like to make sure that they can make the best of any situation. So we thought we’d put together a list of essential items that everyone should keep in their cars this winter, in case of an emergency.

Hazard triangle
It’s always a good idea to have a hazard triangle in the car, whatever the time of year. If you have a problem on the road, it’s important to be able to alert other drivers, and the easiest way to do that is with a hazard triangle. Placing the triangle a little further down the road from your car, it can act as a warning to other drivers that there is a potential hazard ahead.

Hi-Viz jacket
Useful in any dangerous situation, a Hi-Viz jacket will make sure that you are visible to other drivers on the road. Whether they’re just passing, or it’s help on the way, it is always a good idea to stand out when it’s dark or the visibility is poor.

Petrol can
Something that can feel like a pain to have to cart around everywhere, not to mention the space that it takes up in your boot, but believe me, you will be glad to have it to hand if you ever fall short when playing petrol roulette; Getting petrol back to your car is a lot easier if you already have something to carry it in.

Torch
It’s not a bad idea to keep a torch stashed away somewhere in your car. For obvious reasons, it can help give you some extra light if you’re stranded in the dark, but it can also be good for checking for problems under the bonnet of your car, or for getting someone else’s attention (almost like a homing signal).

Blanket
This may seem like a bit of an odd item to keep in the car for an emergency, but if it’s cold, the car won’t start, and you’re stuck on the side of the road, you’ll be thankful that you have something to keep you warm whilst you wait for help to arrive.

First aid kit
Always a handy thing to have in the car, a first aid kit can be used in all sorts of situations, and you never know when you might need something from it. Stock it full of plasters, antiseptic wipes, paracetamol, a few bandages, some antibacterial cream, and a few safety pins. Cover the basics. Make sure you have these essential first aid items in your car.

Hopefully these items will help to keep you a little safer, warmer, and more visible until help arrives.

If you’ve broken down, or there’s damage to your car and you need some extra cash to get you moving again, Logbook Loans are always here to help. A quick call to our friendly team can help you unlock some extra cash from the value of your car whilst still keeping you on the road.

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