The ‘Staycation’ summer is in full swing with more people than ever taking outings than they did last year, a staggering 49% of drivers will be packing up the car for a day at the seaside or tourist hot spot this year. This increase in trips will in turn lead to an increase in traffic and congestion, August is already proving to be a massive month for day trips with families looking to take advantage of the weather and what’s left of the school holidays. Anyone making a daytrip in the family car should make sure the vehicle is in good working order along with being prepared just in case the worst happens.
Ensure your car in serviced , check your oil and coolant levels and tyres are at the correct pressures, it’s also important to be prepared should you find yourself broken down at the side of the road , food drinks and waterproofs are a must.
One other essential is packing a treat for yourself and your passengers for the trip, according to a recent survey carried out by Motorpoint, Charles Maynard’s Wine Gums have been voted the nations favourite treat while driving. Personally I prefer two of the other items on the ‘Top 5 Drivers Treats’ list Chocolate and Silence!