Vehicle papers, yellow vests and other safety accessories are among the items to have in your car. Discover our tips.
Taking your car is not as trivial as you might think, and it’s important to make sure everything is in order before you set off. This involves taking a short walk to check that the tires are properly inflated and that the lights are working, but it is also important to make sure you have all the mandatory equipment with you, such as vehicle papers, the warning triangle and the safety vest, in case of accident or breakdown. If this is not required by law, it may also be useful to have a breathalyzer in your glove box. Remember to take spare bulbs in your glove box, which could prove particularly useful if those in your cars decide to give up the ghost.
But there are also many items that are not necessarily compulsory or essential, which will nevertheless be of great help to you in the event of the unexpected, or quite simply for your comfort on the road. Remember to always have a phone charger, to be connected via USB or to the cigarette lighter socket. Also always bring a bottle of water and something to snack on, and don’t forget to take a blanket, which can help you in the event of a breakdown, especially in winter.
Discover the (non-exhaustive) list of items to have in your car:
- Vehicle papers (gray card and green card)
- Driving license
- The warning triangle and the safety vest
- A water bottle
- A plaid
- A torch
- A phone charger
- Light bulbs
- An anti-frost raclette
- A breathalyzer
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