Whether you are staying home or travelling to visit your family this Christmas holiday, it is essential to think about what you must carry in case of emergency on the road this winter.

With the weather getting colder and colder in certain parts of the UK reaching -11 degrees and with the upcoming holiday season we thought of making a little shortlist of must-haves that can make the difference this winter in case of break downs.

  • Portable battery/ Charger

Your phone is your primary means of rescue to call for help, but you can’t do so unless your battery is charged so keep one in your car and have an adapter so that you can charge it in the car


  • Blanket

Packing an extra blanket in your car should be top priority. It can really help if your car battery dies and while you are waiting for rescue by keeping you warm while you are waiting.


  • Snacks

Keeping a few energy bars and a drink in your car can really help while you are waiting for rescue.

  • Jumper cables

These are essential during winter if your battery dies and you need to revive your car. Often times your battery can die because of the battery getting overly cold in the night and having jumper cables you can revive your battery with the help of another vehicle. You could also revive another vehicle of somebody who’s having a rough day, it’s the season of giving back after all.


  • Ice scraper

Preferably one with a brush so that you can remove snow too. Make sure you use it every morning and make sure you don’t set off until all your windows are clear of ice and snow and you are able to see properly. As winter driving could be dangerous, your ability to see clearly through all your windows could make a huge difference on the road.


  • Flashlight

Keep a flashlight in your car and spare batteries. Get one with a very light bulb so that you can be seen at night if your car breaks down.