Going on a road trip is one of the best ways to see the world. Imagine yourself cruising through the glorious European countryside with family and friends, waking up with a new gorgeous place to enjoy each day before getting back on the road.

Europe is home to some of the most famous and well-loved stretches of road in the world, making it the ideal place to go on a road trip. Here are 5 important things you need to have all sorted before you go so that you can enjoy your road trip to the max:

  • Breakdown Cover

One of the most important boxes to tick before you hit the open road is to make sure you have adequate breakdown cover. If something goes wrong with your vehicle whilst overseas it can be a much bigger problem than in the UK, with European breakdown cover you’ll be covered for all eventualities, giving you peace of mind to enjoy your trip to the maximum.

  • A Vehicle Safety Check

A lot of garages offer a vehicle safety check which usually covers the 15 most important points. By having a comprehensive vehicle safety check on your vehicle before you set off on your road trip, you’ll be able to have complete confidence in your vehicle.

  • A Map

Maps for each place you intend on travelling to are an essential. Although you may be accustomed to relying on your sat nav, sometimes they get it wrong or can malfunction. By having hard copies of the maps of different countries in the car, should anything go wrong you’ll be well prepared to navigate yourself back on to the right track in no time.

  • Consult the Law

In some European countries, the law requires you to carry certain equipment in your car. It’s essential that you check the rules and regulations in the countries that you plan on travelling to so that you’re prepared as the penalty for getting caught without the right equipment can be a hefty fine.

  • GB Sticker

To drive within the EU it’s important that your car is clearly marked with a GB sticker. These are compulsory within the EU unless your car number plates are already marked with the GB national identifier in either white or yellow.

Once you’ve ticked all these essentials off of your road trip list, you’ll be ready to set off on your big adventure without a care in the world.