Taking a channel crossing and driving on the continent is a great way to see Europe. Having your own car gives you the freedom to visit desired destinations at your leisure and the flexibility to adjust your plans as you see fit. However, in order to safely enjoy this freedom, it's important to be prepared. You'll need both the items that you are legally bound to carry on the continent, and want to browse the other accessories that can help to keep your journey comfortable and trouble free.
In this section you'll find a selection of top quality products available from the Roof Box Company. The range has been specifically selected with the needs of those driving on the continent in mind. Please, in addition to browsing below, be sure to find out the legal requirements for driving accessories throughout Europe.
Safety and protection accessories
Already compulsory on the European mainland warning triangles pack small, are easy to assemble and stand securely. (Obvious points, but some triangles don't do all of these things!)
Maypole 3 tonne tow rope
This Maypole 3 tonne tow rope starts at 1.8m and stretches to 3.8m, eliminating snatching. Its drop forged hooks make it quick, clean and easy to use - there's no need to grovel around under the car looking for places to tie on or loop through.
Fasty Handy straps
A strap with a handle, tested to 400kg, 200cm long. Click here to see the rest of the Fasty Strap range.
Pack one of these collapsible Ortovox snow shovels into one of the rear pockets of your car, and you'll need never to be caught out again by the sudden arrival of winter, whether you are off for a winter holiday or just commuting on the M62! The blade is made from unbreakable polycarbon. Weight 45 grams. Also see... Shoe Chains in the 'Leisure items... and a bit of fun!' section
AutoSock - textile wheel covers
AutoSock is the high tech solution to an age old problem - how to give road tyres the grip they need on ice and snow to get you home!. AutoSock - textile wheel covers with an elasticated edge; you just slip them over the driving wheels when you find yourself getting stuck. ("Yes - it really is this easy" and "Yes, of course they work!") Be prepared for the winter by carrying a set of AutoSocks in your car.
Also see... RUD Snow Chains
KAMEI Bumper Protection
Ideal for cars with painted bumpers. 2 lengths with Elastic Impact Cushioning. Self adhesive, flexible and bump resistant. 2 pieces, black.
Lights, lamps and torches
Bulb kits from Philips and Ring. We have complete replacement bulb sets as well as safety, performance and styling headlight upgrades. View the range by clicking on the link above, or go directly to our vehicle specific bulb pages to find your car.
When you drive in mainland Europe and other right hand drive countries you need to convert your headlamp dipped beams from left to right to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers. Metro's "Beam Benders" are unlike other products in that they deflect light rather than just blocking it out. Now only available in clear.
Petzl Tikkina 2 head torch
You need two hands to fit snowchains or AutoSock. If you've never used a headtorch before you'll be amazed at what a difference they make. Some people think they'll look silly with one of these - but it will be dark, nobody will notice. Petzl is the head torch brand, much copied, never bettered.
Cushions and comfort
KAMEI Lumber Support Cushion
The Lumbar Support assists in relaxing your back in compliance with expert medical opinion. Its easy adjustment for individual seat comfort allows you to attain correct anatomical posture. The removable textile cover is easily washed. Universal fitting, black. All lumbar support items are medically approved and have been developed in compliance with expert medical advice.
KAMEI Lumber Cushion
The Lumbar Cushion eases fatigue and supports the spinal column. It can easily be fitted to the headrest. The removable textile cover is easily washed. Universal fitting, anthracite, 1 piece. All lumbar support items are medically approved and have been developed in compliance with expert medical advice.
KAMEI Coat Hanger
A KAMEI Coat Hanger guarantees more comfort on holiday or on your business trip. Your jackets, suits etc. are kept in shape and crease-free. Universal fitting for many cars with 4 or 5 doors thanks to the simple clamp fastening on the head-rest rods. Available in chrome, or steel - powder black coated (shown).
KAMEI Super Cushion
A journey needn't be tiring anymore due to poor driving positions or seats. The universal super cushion is wedge shaped, free from CFC's and stabilises worn seats and compensates for different heights. The cushion permanently maintains its shape and the cover is washable. Black. All lumbar support items are medically approved and have been developed in compliance with expert medical advice.
Leisure items... and a bit of fun!
These are everything a picnic rug should be, waterproofed, machine washable, stylish and distinctive. These are made in the UK. They come complete with a strap that holds it together when not in use.
These useful accessories are a must for your car. Ideal for drinks cans, they are weighted at the base. They remain stable due to their use of non-slip material. Black.
Vacu Vin Rapid Ice x 2
Vacu Vin's mini rapid ice is ideal for chilling cans and small bottles. Take them from the freezer, slip one over a can and it will be chilled in a few minutes and stay cold for up to 3 hours.
KAMEI Flower Vase
The original car accessory as invented by Kamei in 1958 for their Volkswagen Beetle show car. The current version is made of non-breaking acrylic fibre in pale silver, with a rose.
Walser Roll-Out seat mats
Because the Roll Out mat is portable, rolls up quickly and easily, and is water resistant, it could make the ideal companion on your beach holiday! Pack one in your suitcase. Available in red, blue, yellow, white and black.
Walser Seat Organisers
Walser's Multi-pocket seat organisers ideal for storing childrens travel games and toys. Hooks around the headrest and is held secure with elastic straps.
Walser 'Sleepy Safari' Children's Seat Belt Covers
Shoe snow chains
Shoe snow chains are a simple yet obvious solution to the problem of 'how to stay on your feet on ice and snow'. These VERIGA and RUD shoe chains can make a massive difference between slipping and walking
For instance the RUD 'Bergsteiger' shown is standard issue to most European post offices, including our own Royal Mail!
Skiweb Ski boot carrier
Single bar ski boot carrier. Carrying your ski boots was never so easy!
Skiweb Ski and Pole carrier
Skiweb is an easy to use ski and pole carrier with no buckles or adjustments, with the unique additional feature of folding back into itself to the size of a Mobile Phone to carry in the pocket while skiing. Wrap around the skis and poles and carry vertically over the shoulder making them feel lighter, your hands are free and it’s safer... no protruding skis behind you!
Children's Skiweb Ski and Pole carrier
Designed to help children carry their own equipment.
Suitable for skis up to 140 length, approx. age 10. The same award winning design as the shoulder carrier, but slightly smaller. Ideal for families, enabling parents to carry multiple sets of skis and poles. 2 Designs: Lion and Snowflake.
Skiweb 'Boardweb' Snowboard carrier
The Boardweb brings the simplistic and easy-to-use design of the Skiweb to snowboards. Wrap around the snowboard and strap across the back or over the shoulder to hike to the perfect powder. Totally safe to carry while on the slopes. No buckles or adjustments.
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The B&W Hard Bag features copious quantities of foam padding on the inside to protect your bike. The Hardbag also has securing straps to hold both the bike frame and wheels in place. The trapezoid frame is made from "strike-proof" ABS, coated by an extremely tear-proof nylon cover.
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