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Preparing Car For Trip To France

Do you have European break down service? This is a must as you never know what’s round the corner and you should be prepared at all times. Be careful here because some companies only insure cars younger than 10 years for European breakdown!!

Do you have all the correct equipment which complies with the French laws? Here is a check list for you car and you:

  • Spare Tire
  • Spare Bulbs
  • Spare Fuses
  • Warning Triangle
  • Glowing Safety Jackets
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit I
  • Insurance Documents
  • Breakdown Documents
  • Drivers License
  • Headlight Dimmers/converters

In France it is law to carry the above. If you forget some of these most can be bought on the ferries. After all it would be a shame to ruin the holiday with a fine from the French authorities.

Although not essential it would be a good idea to have the below as well:

  • Tire Compressor/with pressure gauge
  • Torch
  • Blankets
  • Bag of tools
  • Gaffer tape
  • Jump Leads/booster pack
  • Spare oil
  • Water
  • And of course Food and Drink

Don’t forget to pack your car properly don’t put too much in the boot so your raised at the front. This is bad especially when you are planning to take your caravan with you!! Make sure your car on the flat is level.