Driving Tips to Help you Get Through the Summer Holidays

As the summer holidays edge closer and closer, you may be thinking about your family vacation and day trips. Taking some time to plan your journey and give your car the once over could be the difference between a stress free holiday and a preventable breakdown.

Check your car over

Before you embark on any journey, it’s important you give your car a once over. But when it comes to big trips, checking your tyres, fluids and wipers are all an absolute must! Once you’re satisfied your car is up to the job, you can drive away confidence, ready to enjoy your trip!

 Keep Up with Traffic Updates

While school holidays normally clear the roads for commuters, half term traffic is usually terrible for anyone trying to get away; especially when a bank holiday is involved! Using your phone as a satnav can be a huge bonus, apps like Waze and Google Maps can give you live updates on traffic conditions and alter your route accordingly! Make sure to keep an eye on the weather too If your journey takes you through mountainous areas, the weather may change considerably!

Keep Off the Hard Shoulder

Toilet breaks are an inevitable part of long car journeys, particularly with young children. Pulling over on the hard shoulder may be tempting when someone’s demanding a stop, but you need to be mindful that the hard shoulder is for emergencies only. If you’re caught taking a break for a phone call or a toilet stop, you could land yourself a £100 fine and 3 points on your license!

If you keep these tips in mind, you family trip should go off without a hitch. If you’re looking to upgrade your family motor before the summer trips beckon, why not sell your car to us for a great price today! Use our online valuation form to find out how much you could get!