Get your car road trip-ready this summer with these essentials

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Get your car road trip-ready this summer.  (Getty Images)
Get your car road trip-ready this summer. (Getty Images)

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If you're anything like us you may have spent the last year exploring places closer to home, and swapped foreign jaunts for UK hotspots, such as secluded beaches, due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Whether it's day trips to quaint villages, longer staycations, camping trips with the family, or beach breaks with pals, it's safe to say we've enjoyed finding hidden gems, and have had as good a time (if not better) than jetting abroad. 

And the best bit is, with a UK roadtrip, you can just load up the car and go - with no luggage restrictions apart from leaving room for the dog. 

While some may be taking everything they own with them (or is that just me?) on their travels, it's important to pack some basic essentials for your car too, so you're never stuck without supplies on the hard shoulder at 2am.

With all eventualities in mind, we have curated a selection of serious must-haves, as well as a mix of fun car props, so you know you're covered on your long drives this summer. 

From warning triangles, roof racks and sun visors to ketchup holders and food trays - pack them all. Because you just never know.

AA Breakdown & Emergency Kit | £35 from Halfords

AA Breakdown & Emergency Kit
AA Breakdown & Emergency Kit

Auto XS 240L Roof Box | £99.99 from Aldi

Auto XS 240L Roof Box
Auto XS 240L Roof Box

Halfords Roof Mount Bike Rack | £30 from Halfords

Halfords Roof Mount Bike Rack
Halfords Roof Mount Bike Rack

Moderna Odyssey Transport Cage | £30 from Pets At Home

Moderna Odyssey Transport Cage
Moderna Odyssey Transport Cage

Streetwize 12V Triple Power Twin USB Car Adaptor | £6 from Argos

Streetwize 12V Triple Power Twin USB Car Adaptor
Streetwize 12V Triple Power Twin USB Car Adaptor

4 Port Car Charger | £11.99 from Amazon

4 Port Car Charger
4 Port Car Charger

Bolatus 30cm Multi Charging Cable, 3 in 1 Universal USB Charger Cord | £7.99 (Was £9.99)

Bolatus 30cm Multi Charging Cable, 3 in 1 Universal USB Charger Cord
Bolatus 30cm Multi Charging Cable, 3 in 1 Universal USB Charger Cord

Passive Coolbox | £10 (Was £15) from Go Outdoors

Passive Coolbox
Passive Coolbox

Front Windscreen Sunshade | £9.99 from Halfords

Front Windscreen Sunshade
Front Windscreen Sunshade

HENGSONG Car Bin Bag | £4.98 from Amazon

HENGSONG Car Bin Bag
HENGSONG Car Bin Bag

Goosky Car Window Shades for Baby | £9.99 from Amazon

Goosky Car Window Shades for Baby (Amazon)
Goosky Car Window Shades for Baby (Amazon)

VIVAGLORY Dog Car Seat Covers | £21.99 from Amazon

VIVAGLORY Dog Car Seat Covers
VIVAGLORY Dog Car Seat Covers

OKEECA Car Back seat Organisers | £17.99 from Amazon

OKEECA Car Back seat Organisers (Amazon)
OKEECA Car Back seat Organisers (Amazon)

TICARVE Steering Wheel Desk | £16.14 (Was £18.99) from Amazon

TICARVE Steering Wheel Desk (Amazon)
TICARVE Steering Wheel Desk (Amazon)

LUTER 2pcs Dip Clip in-car Sauce Cup Holder | £6.98 from Amazon

LUTER 2pcs Dip Clip in-car Sauce Cup Holder
LUTER 2pcs Dip Clip in-car Sauce Cup Holder

King Company 2 Black Auto Car Vehicle Cup Holder | £6.99 (Was £8.99) from Amazon

King Company 2 Black Auto Car Vehicle Cup Holder
King Company 2 Black Auto Car Vehicle Cup Holder

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