1 Multi-head screwdriver
If you encounter any mechanical difficulties while driving, such as needing to tighten a screw, then you really need to carry with you a multi-head screwdriver. Just be sure to buy a variety of different sized heads, so that you can tackle any job.
2 Adjustable wrench
You will also need the ability to loosen any nuts and bolts on your van. Having an adjustable wrench on board is so very valuable. A simple 3 piece set should do just the trick.
Pliers are an absolute necessity in helping you to grip those small and fiddly objects located in your van. Make sure to have an assortment of different styles and sizes that will tackle any job. A good selection is needle-nose, wire cutting and heavy grooved.
One tool you must have is the good old hammer. An average claw hammer will suffice and will help you to get that tyre off, secure screws and other jobs that require some strength.
A LifeHammer or alternative seatbelt escape tool needs to be part of your van's toolkit. It could literally save your life if you become trapped in your van following a road traffic accident. Just be sure to attach it near the driver's seat, secured with Velcro or tape.
6 Tow rope
Although this is obviously used for helping to tow your truck when you get stuck in a ditch or breakdown, this handy piece of toughened tow rope also has another purpose. It can function as a rescue rope, or tie-down rope in an emergency.
7 Jump leads
If you have ever broken down due to a flat battery, then you will know the importance of jump leads. Be sure to buy a good quality brand, not the type that plugs into your USB charger, as they are simply not powerful enough and will not last.
8 Tyre inflator and sealer
This tool can make all the difference when you find yourself with a flat tyre and then an even flatter spare. This will allow you to inflate and seal your spare, allowing you to use your spare in an emergency situation.
9 Tyre pressure gauge
Ideally, you should keep this is your van and check your tyre pressure on a weekly basis, especially during the colder months. Correctly inflated tyres ensure that your van is as safe as possible when on those icy and wintry roads.