How to equip yourself for a Roadside Emergency
A wise driver should always have the right equipment to fix a breakdown or deal with a road accident.
You should always have in your car:
-- A cellphone – We advise getting an emergency app on your phone (the PatrolMan app allows you to send out an SOS so help will be summoned to your location immediately).
-- A bottle of water, either to drink, clean your hands or wipe the windscreen.
-- Jumper cables and extra fluids, such as oil.
-- A small box with gloves, a flashlight and some basic hand tools.
-- Pack a first-aid emergency kit, pillow, blanket and a roll of toilet paper.
-- Red reflective triangles, at least one as is required by law.
-- A pen and paper, you never know when you have to write something down and your phone battery is flat.
-- Always have some extra cash available.
Be aware of emergency and roadside assistance benefits available to you through your car insurance policy.