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Road Trip Must-Haves

We’ve got your summer road trip essentials covered ☀️🚙

by Eilidh

Summer is here which means it’s time to go on a road trip! There’s no bonding experience like jumping in a car with your mates and hitting the road. No matter where you’re going, the journey is often the best part. Don’t forget any of our summer road trip essentials, and you’ll be laughing. Well, driving…🛣

Road Trip Essentials:


Keep the squad’s energy up and mood high with plenty of snacks! Chocolate and crisps are always good shouts, but your mum would probably tell you to pack some fruit and nuts instead. Top tip: avoid fish and eggs unless you have a cooler, for obvious reasons…

Sat Nav

Don’t rely on Google Maps on your phone! It can be a nightmare if your phone dies or you lose signal. Sat navs can be much more reliable. Or, you can go old-school and take a real-life map!

Water Bottle

Save money and the planet while keeping hydrated by taking a re-usable water bottle! You can fill it up at service stations when you stop for breaks. You could even pack a travel mug in case you need a caffeine boost!

Comfy clothes

When dressing for a road trip, comfort should take priority. Ditch the jeans and opt for comfy joggers or leggings with stretchy waistbands and a baggy tee for your hours long drive.


Whatever the time of year, sunglasses can be really important, especially if you’re the driver! Not wearing sunglasses when you really should be could actually land you with a fine.


Is it even a road trip without a banging playlist? Don’t forget to create and download a playlist when you have wifi, to avoid using up all of your data.

Someone to share the driving with

Just because you’re the one with the car, it doesn’t mean you should have to do all the driving. With our Temporary Car Insurance, your mates can get insured on your car from one hour to 30 days. It’s easy and affordable, so there’s no excuse for them to leave you behind the wheel! Bonus point – you can take it in turns playing DJ. 🎧

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The Sensible Stuff

  • Driving license
  • Insurance info
  • First-aid kit
  • Torch
  • Spare Tyre
  • Breakdown cover
  • Car Manual

Ready to hit the road? Share the driving with your mates, or borrow someone else’s car, using Car Sharing Insurance. Our flexible, on-demand cover is available from 1 hour to 30 days, so whether you’re going for a day trip or a holiday, we’ve got you covered.


Hi I'm Eilidh 👋 I joined Veygo for a 3 month internship in June 2018 and loved it so much I decided to stay! I've been driving for 4 years and, despite being an awful singer, I am known to belt out performances of my fave songs in my car 👩‍🎤

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