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Essential items to take with you when on a road trip

Whether your car has been maintained to the last detail, or not – a breakdown or other problems can still easily occur. That’s why you need to make provisions, especially if you’re going to be taking an extended road trip.

Here are the essential items you will need in your car according to the Automobile Association of South Africa:

Basic first aid kit
-Fire extinguisher
-Torch with spare batteries – new LED torches have much longer battery life
-Water (for car and humans)
-Emergency blankets (space blankets work well)
-12V cellphone charger
-An old hand towel comes in handy

Here are twelve things to remember when your car breaks down.

Do you also want to keep your children busy on the road trip? Here are a couple of driving tips for parents on the road.