Holidaymakers are being urged to make sure their cars are in tip-top condition before setting out on their summer break.
Everything from making sure car tyres are properly inflated to having a spare set of keys safely tucked away could ensure motorists get the best possible start – and end – to their holidays, according to holidayextras.com.
Tyres should also have the correct tread depth to make sure they are safe and legal and vehicle owners should also acquaint themselves with the jack and wheel brace, the website suggests.
Other tips include keeping the owners manual handy in the glove compartment and checking the basics such as lights, wipers, screen wash, battery, oil and water.
Re-fuel but do not fill the tank to the brim as fuel can expand in hot conditions.
Motorists should avoid overloading their vehicle – but make sure they take some drinks and snacks for the trip.
Before travelling, motorists should plan their route, check travel updates and allow plenty of time for their journey in case of delays – especially around weekends and bank holiday periods.
And remember to take regular breaks to keep driving safe.
Oliver Hall, Operations Team