As temperatures begin to rise, staycation season will soon be upon us. With 4 in 5 Brits (84%) planning a UK break this summer, we know that many people will be setting out on a road trip. As with any long journey, it’s really important to make sure cars are in the best possible condition, and can deal with whatever the trip might throw at them.
To make sure your vehicle is in the best shape possible, here at Startin Group Worcestershire we have created the ultimate road trip guide. With invaluable vehicle and travel tips, it’s sure to help you get the most out of your summer journeys:
Do The ‘Big Three’ Checks Ahead Of The Journey
There are three key checks to do before you set off. Tyre pressure, washer fluid and engine oil levels should be monitored before any long trip. Many car owners especially forget to check their engine oil levels, which is vital to keep internal parts moving as they should. If the oil level in your engine drops too low, it'll stop working efficiency and could even lead to significant engine damage.
Maintaining the correct tyre pressure will also help to extend the life of your tyres, improve vehicle safety and maintain fuel efficiency. Remember to always consult your vehicle handbook for the correct tyre pressures, fluid, and oil levels as each vehicle is different!
Bring The Fun
A key part of any road trip is ensuring that the fun never stops. This is often difficult on long car journeys, so why not avoid the 100th round of ‘I Spy’ by bringing travel board games for your passengers? Crosswords or Card Games are a great way to pass the time and inject some competitive spirit into your journey. If not, you can always rely on the trusty electrical gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets, or portable games consoles to bring fun to the journey!
As well as games, make sure you bring in-car snacks too, to keep your passengers fed and happy throughout the journey. From a full picnic to crisps and sweets, it’ll be sure to maintain the energy levels throughout your trip. If you find a nice spot to park up and chillout whilst you have your snacks, even better! It's also important to stay hydrated and alert so drink plenty of water, especially on a hot summer's day.
Remember To Pack Well
Perhaps the most obvious of all is making sure you’re packed for your destination! What would a summer road trip be without the luggage, bikes and snack bags that are essential for a summer day out. Squeezing everything in can be a challenge, but our range of vehicles here at Startin Group Worcestershire have been designed with space in mind.
From roof-bars to bike-racks, our host of innovative space-saving features will ensure your road trip has everything you need, and our aftersales departments also offer a range of accessories to make packing a lot easier for you and your passengers!