Top Tips for Safe Summer Journeys
Added: 10 July 2019
If you’re planning a summer road trip, you probably have a lot to think about. What clothes to take, do you have enough shoes? What will the weather be like? Where should you stop and stay? However, there’s something very important that you should think about before all of these things - how to ensure that you’ll have a safer journey. That’s why IAM Roadsmart’s head of driving and riding standards has put together the following tips...
Plan your journey and before you leave, make sure you check for any traffic updates that may cause you delay or to re-route
Check your car before you leave. A good starting point is to do your POWDERYchecks - Petrol, Oil, Water, Damage, Electrics, Rubber, You.
Stay hydrated. Keep bottles of water in your car in case of any emergencies. Staying hydrated is essential in maintaining your concentration - especially in warmer weather.
Create an emergency kit including drinks, snacks and a mobile phone charger. If you’re travelling with children, remember to bring some entertainment to make the journey less stressful.
Richard says, ”Preparation is key to an enjoyable trip. A well maintained car and a fully fit and prepared body can make the difference between a pleasant drive in the country and a nightmare journey to be endured. Whilst the trip may be about the destination, it is much better if the journey is enjoyable too.”
If you need help maintaining your car, or even if you think it may be a good idea to upgrade your vehicle in time for the summer, at Day’s Motor Group, we’re here to help. Follow the links below to get things moving…
>> Click here to find out about our maintenance & servicing options
>> Click here to view our new car range
>> Click here to view our used car range