As many as 18.5 million people will be taking their car with them on holiday this summer, either to see a bit of the country en route to their destination or to spend quality time with family or friends.
But it’s not just a case of jumping in your car and shooting off into the sunset.
It’s understandable why we may easily forget about our cars in all the excitement. This is especially the case if we’re busy checking that we have all packed the right items in our cases and are strapped for time.
However, the time it takes to make little, but essential checks is nothing compared to the time lost if a car breaks down on holiday due to such negligence, so simple, pre-holiday checks are highly recommended.
It’s important to tick off some of the following precautions on your summer driving checklist whether you’re just popping to your nearest coastal resort or travelling across the Channel for a road trip in Europe: