With the summer holidays looming and many drivers opting to take their cars abroad, Peugeot has launched its new vehicle accessory range, together with information on what drivers need to be safe and legal when travelling on the continent.
Compulsory items for cars in most European countries include:
- GB sticker or Euro-style number plate
- Warning triangle
Other requirements vary depending on the country, with some either being compulsory or strongly recommended:
- Headlamp beam converters
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Spare bulb kit
- Reflective jacket
These items are all available through Peugeot’s summer accessory programme, along with standard touring accessories including wind deflectors, roof racks, bars and roof boxes. Items are available individually, or to make life easier for customers, Peugeot has designed an easy ‘pack’ system where customers can choose a selection of items, to suit their individual needs and budget. Prices range from £29.99 for a pack that contains first aid kit, emergency bulb kit and warning triangle, to £680 for the above items, plus roof bars and a 370 litre roof box for an 807 (prices vary depending on model).
Towbars are also available across Peugeot’s passenger car range, including the Partner Combi. Isofix towbars with either single or double electrics or the demountable swan neck towbar are offered. Prices start from £220 for a single electric towbar for a 206 hatchback.
Rod Philpot, Peugeot’s Parts and Service director says: "Many drivers simply don’t realise what they might require when taking their car across the channel, and don’t think about it until they get to the ferry. We’ve taken the opportunity to publicise all our accessories, as well as producing a handy leaflet outlining the European driving requirements to encourage safer driving for Brits abroad."
Full details of the accessories and the European driving requirements can be found in the touring accessories leaflet available at Peugeot’s 340 dealerships nationwide.Published 24 July 2004