The standard car breakdown kit contains:
- A warning triangle
- Foil blanket
- High visibility vest
- Tow rope
- Wind-up torch
- A drawstring nylon bag for easy storage
In addition to all of the above, the advanced kit contains a wheel wrench and a double-cylinder foot pump. This makes it an ideal flat tyre survival kit, or a winter weather survival kit.
The “Ultimate” car breakdown kit includes all of the above, as well as:
- Jump leads
- A first aid kit
- A fire extinguisher
- A heavy-duty boot organiser bag.
The ultimate kit is ideal for long road trips, off-road driving, and is an ideal car accident survival kit. No-one wants to be involved in an accident, but these kits will help you to stay safe and tend to urgent injuries while you wait for the emergency services to arrive.
The RAC Shop also stocks a ‘new driver’ kit, which contains basics such as a breakdown warning triangle, tyre weld foam, a high-vis vest, and a first aid kit, as well as things aimed specifically at new drivers. The kit includes Magnetic L- and P- plates, a copy of the highway code, and an accident camera kit. One quarter of 18-24 year-olds are involved in a crash during the first two years they spend on the roads, so a tool kit like this is a great practical gift that could bail them out in an emergency.
The motorbike version of the emergency kit is designed to be lightweight and portable. It includes a fold-up warning triangle, a high visibility vest, a wind-up torch, and a small first-aid kit. The kit is designed to be small enough to stow in your bike’s storage compartment.
As well as breakdown kits, there are specialist winter-driving kits, and European driving kits which include everything you need to stay safe when driving in cold, icy conditions, or on foreign roads. The kits include a Euro-symbol GB sticker to apply to your registration plate, as well as breakdown, accident and emergency tools to help you stay safe on the roads.
Before you travel to Europe, it is a good idea to check the regulations regarding the countries you will be driving in. Different parts of Europe have different requirements regarding things like spare lights, spare tyres and snow chains or socks. Plan ahead to make sure that you are not caught driving abroad without the required kit.