Travel safer – 8 things to keep in your car - ACS Personal Insurance

Travel safer – 8 things to keep in your car

With the busyness of everyday life, getting from point A to B in our car has become something we rely on heavily. We spend so much time navigating the daily road risks that we all know it’s important to have insurance cover, but if an unexpected break down happens, it’s also worthwhile being prepared with a few essential items. Here’s our list of the top 8 things you should keep stored away in your boot.

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Having a functioning phone is everyone’s ideal in an emergency. But if the battery is dead, a mobile phone charger for your car can really save the day.


If your car breaks down at night, having this one will mean you can look over the problem area in your car or alert a passer-by if you need.

Duct tape

Small and lightweight, duct tape can work as a quick fix for almost anything.

Jumper leads/cables

An essential item for when your car battery needs a jump-start.

First aid kit

Having the ability to tend to minor injuries for yourself or others can make your journey far less stressful.

Water and energy bars

Depending on your location, having water and food on hand can be an important addition.

Warm, waterproof jacket

Keep this in the boot for if you need to work on your car in cold or rainy weather. Alternatively, it will keep you warm while you wait for assistance.

 A spare tire, jack and socket wrench

Luckily, changing a flat-tire is an easy fix for most of us. Making sure we have the essential tools to do the job can get us back on the road quickly.


Finding yourself in a roadside breakdown can be a stressful and time consuming event. Being prepared with both car insurance and an emergency kit is well worth the effort. So no matter where your journey from point A to B takes you, keep these tips in mind and enjoy the ride.


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