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Hughes Euro Travel Pack

When driving abroad it is your responsibility to ensure you have all documentation needed to comply with the requirements of immigration, customs, health and other relevant regulations.

For only £39.99 the Hughes Euro Travel Pack contains essential items you are legally required to carry in your vehicle when travelling in most European countries.

Our kit includes the following:

  • High visibility vest
  • GB sticker
  • Headlamp deflectors
  • Bulb kit
  • Breath test kit X2

Call our parts team on 01494 412077.

*This is a starter pack only. Please refer to the rules and regulations of the country you will be driving in to find out any additional equipment you may require to comply with motoring laws.

Please find below some useful hints and tips if your travels take you out of the UK this year.

General Driving Abroad Tips from the AA

When driving abroad it is your responsibility to ensure you have all documentation needed to comply with the requirements of immigration, customs, health and other relevant regulations.

Documents to take

  • Valid, full (not provisional) driving licence
  • Driving licence paper counterpart – if you have a photocard licence
  • Vehicle registration document (V5c) – the original not a copy
  • Motor insurance certificate
  • Passport(s)
  • Travel insurance documents

In an emergency

112 is the European emergency call number you can dial anywhere in the European Union in case of accident, assault or in any other distress situation.

Credit cards

UK issued credit cards are not always accepted at stores or petrol stations in other countries. Check with your card company before you go, particularly if you plan to rely on the card for payments.

Think right

It's easy to forget to drive on the right, particularly after doing something familiar, such as leaving a petrol station or car park.

GB sticker

You must display a GB sign - failure to comply could result in an on-the-spot fine. Note: If your car has number plates that include the GB euro-symbol you don't have to display a conventional GB 'sticker' within the EU. However, in some countries outside the EU a GB 'sticker' is required even if you have euro-plates, so it is always safer to display one.

Reflective jackets

Many countries require all drivers including visitors to carry reflective jackets. Car hire companies don't all provide reflective jackets (or other compulsory equipment) as standard in their cars so check with the hire company before you go.

Warning triangle

Many countries require visiting motorists to carry a warning triangle.

Servicing

Service your car well in advance to reduce the chance of expensive breakdowns while you're abroad.

Tyres

Check all tyres for condition, pressure and tread depth before you go. Most countries have the same requirements as the UK - a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm over the central three-quarters of the tread and around the whole circumference.

Tyres wear out quickly after they get down to 3mm so if they are this worn think about getting them replaced before you go. Some require winter tyres at certain times of the year in which case a minimum tread depth of 3mm is generally required (the Czech Republic now requires 4mm).

To find out more about what Hughes Jeep can offer you to ensure a stress free trip contact our parts team on 01494 412077 .