As lockdown has eased and flights have been reduced, a staycation is on the cars for many of Brits this bank holiday weekend! The last bank holiday before Christmas is always a busy one ad with the added pressures recently, if you’re getting away for the long weekend, let’s make sure its a safe one! A quick check of a car’s ‘vitals’ – tyre pressure and tread, oil and coolant levels – can make the difference between a smooth trip or one blighted by a breakdown.
Think about when is best to travel
Most bank holiday traffic queues are caused by too many cars on the same roads at the same time. If you can travel outside the peak times – think early in the morning or later in the evening – you can easily miss them.
Check the AA for travel updates. Roadworks and accidents will slow you down of course so maybe choose an alternative route around them?
Many breakdowns are avoidable. Check oil and coolant levels as if these run low you could be in for an unwelcome breakdown and a big repair bill! Check tyre treads and tyre pressure to make sure the car is ready for the road. Make sure you have food and water on board incase of breakdown.
Its been the strangest summer for many years, so make it one to remember and as always, if you would like to bring your car in to Barrowford MOT for a check before you set off you will always be welcomed.