Besides the technical checks, it's also important to make sure you have the necessary documents and other mandatory items in your car. Such items include hi-vis vests, a warning triangle, a spare tyre (with the proper tread depth and tyre pressure), a first-aid kit, a fire extinguisher and a tow rope.
The documents you should always have in the car are the registration form, the car’s certificate of conformity and, of course, a valid insurance document. Before you set off, make sure to check whether your car insurance also includes roadside assistance.
And last but not least, we have a tip for electric drivers: plan your route well in advance based on where and when you want to charge your car. There are now plenty of apps that allow you to plan your journey easily and even reserve a charging station. The range of electric cars is increasing, but it does give you a reassuring feeling when you know you can drive home from the Ardennes or the coast on fully charged batteries.