Whether you use your Land Rover to commute or just as your weekend car, we always recommend keeping a few essential items onboard.
We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 essential accessories:
Portable Battery Pack
We would highly recommend keeping a portable battery pack in your Land Rover encase the battery dies or you encounter a fellow motorist needing help. This multi-functional jump starter powerpack maybe small but it packs a punch! We have used this pack to jump start a totally dead battery on an old Land Rover Defender, as well as many other Land Rovers. Plus, this lightweight battery pack also comes in handy for charging your laptop, mobile phone, tablet and more.
Top Tip: Remember to keep the battery pack fully charged.
Fuse Box Kit
If an electrical component suddenly stops working in your Land Rover, carrying a box of spare fuses will come in very handy. For instance, if your 12v outlet or your heated seat stops working, it could be a simple fuse that requires replacing. Simply refer to the fuse diagram in your Land Rovers handbook to find the relevant fuse and replace accordingly. This could potentially save you time and money by not having to visit a garage for them to diagnose and rectify the problem.
Digital Tyre Compressor
Knowing your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure on your Land Rover gives you peace of mind and will help with overall fuel economy and the handling of the car. Refer to your Land Rover handbook to check the correct tyre pressures, then use this handy digital tyre compressor to simply set the pressures on each tyre. Plus, this digital tyre compressor will also come in handy on days out exploring as it comes with an adaptor kit for inflating bike tyres and footballs etc!
Top up oil
It’s not uncommon for a modern car to use as much as 1 litre of oil per thousand miles due to the low friction engines that are now produced! Therefore, we highly recommend carrying a 1 litre top up oil in your Land Rover, as the oil is the life blood of the engine, and a low oil level can quickly seize or cause damage to the engine. Regularly checking the engine oil level in your Land Rover helps prevent the oil level running low. Refer to your Land Rover handbook for the correct oil grade and amount of engine oil required to go from the minimum mark on the dipstick to the full mark on the dipstick in your Land Rover.
Locking Wheel Nut Key
It can be very inconvenient if you suddenly need to change a tyre on your Land Rover due to a puncture and the locking wheel nut key isn’t there. That’s why we highly recommend checking you have your locking wheel nut key is in a safe place in your Land Rover encase of an emergency. If for whatever reason you are unable to find the locking wheel nut for your Land Rover, refer to your Land Rover book pack which should have a locking wheel nut key code to purchase the relevant locking wheel nut. Unfortunately, this can sometimes be misplaced which would mean you would have to take your Land Rover to a tyre centre to have the locking wheel nuts removed using special tooling before replacing with a completely new set.