The bank holiday still has plenty to offer, but motorists should make sure their car tyres are up to it.
The roads are expected to be jammed on Sunday and Monday as we make the most of our days off, but this is no time to put off checking your tyres are safe.
So whether you are planning a mini-break, visiting friends or family or heading home from a short holiday, follow these simple checks to keep safe on the roads.
Give your tyres a visual once-over, check for signs of wear-and-tear, cracks and bulges. Any of these could lead to a puncture or a blow out at speed.
Make sure the tyre tread is well within the legal limit of 1.6mm, anything less is potentially lethal and remember, the more tread, the better the grip, the safer the car.
And finally, make sure your tyres are properly inflated. If the air pressure is not what the manufacturer recommends (you can find it in the vehicle handbook or in the door jam), you will have less control over the car.
These are quick and simple checks to follow, you could do them in less time then it takes to fill up at the pump or drink a coffee – but they could save your life!
Denna Bowman, Head Office