So you’re going on a road trip, hitting the road and exploring what the UK has to offer. While you’ve probably already planned what you’re going to see and where you’re going to stop off for lunch, the most important consideration often gets forgotten – the car. Throughout your trip your vehicle is the very thing getting your from A to B, so it’s important that you ensure it’s ready for the challenge.
Read on to learn about preparing your vehicle for a road trip.
One of the worst things that can happen is experiencing a breakdown partway through your road trip. Without breakdown cover, this could leave you with a hefty bill and hours of downtime that could have been spent o the road. Before you leave, make sure you have breakdown cover and that it covers you within the area you’re travelling.
Although you should check your tyre pressure every month or so, it’s especially important if you’re driving for an extended duration. Underdeflated tyres can cause tyre blowouts and if this happens while you’re travelling at high speed the results can be fatal. You can pump up your tyres at most garages, but if you notice any damage to the tyres always take your car to a garage for a closer look.
If you’ve been putting off small repairs, now’s the time to get them fixed. Make sure your windscreen wipers are working, your lights are working and your air con is able to clear your windscreen properly. Although most repairs seem harmless you could in fact be driving illegally which could out your entire trip on standstill if you get caught!
Here at Adderley Green Garage, we offer high-quality car repairs with a transparent pricing structure – so no nasty surprises! Whether you’re planning a long road trip or you simply want to keep your car in good nick for everyday use, our professional team will get things sorted in no time. For more information get in touch today.