Vehicle safety factors

Many breakdowns are caused by minor problems that can be solved if you have the right equipment with you.

By keeping the following items handy, you can save yourself a lot of trouble and expense.

  • Fire extinguisher.
  • First aid kit.
  • Aerosol tyre inflator - contains gas and latex to seal tyre punctures.
  • Flashlight.
  • Jump leads.
  • Tow rope.
  • Spare ignition keys - preferably stored in a magnetic case somewhere on the outside of the car, e.g. behind a bumper or inside a hubcap.
  • Warning triangle.
  • Strong adhesive tape.
  • Jack.
  • Wheel spanner.
  • Compact tool box.
  • Vehicle technical handbook.
  • A cellular telephone is also considered an essential item especially for women travelling alone or with children.

Most essential products are available at your local AA Acredited Sales Agent, alternatively e-mail us at to purchase these items. 

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