Even as the lockdown measures are being eased and the UK slowly reopens for business, it looks like our hopes of jetting off to sunnier climes this year are going to have to wait. But that doesn’t mean we can’t plan a wonderful UK staycation this year. But how prepared are you for a road trip?
The coronavirus lockdown has meant that many people have gone from daily and lengthy commutes in their cars to maybe driving for a couple of miles a week. Cars are not happy being left unused, so before you commit to any long journeys, it’s essential to get your car serviced and checked over to make sure it’s fit for the purpose.
It’s also vital to check that your windscreen doesn’t have any cracks or chips that could develop into a larger issue, it’s preferable to get windscreen replacement services before the journey than to urgently need them en route!
Once your car has been given a clean bill of health and you’re raring to go, then we have some tips for the driver and passenger to ensure you have a safe trip. Whatever the condition of your car, if you’re not prepared and in good condition, your car won’t matter!
The main tip for passengers is to remember to keep the driver engaged. Keep up the conversation and chat, as talking will help keep the driver alert and motivated as the miles add up. Keep the upbeat music playing, or play a podcast or stand-up comedy to keep you going.
A steady, cautious driver can achieve more miles than a boy racer with his foot to the floor. Take it easy and steady, and you’ll also save fuel in the long run.
Tiredness can kill, so at the first signs of fatigue, it’s vital to pull over and get some rest. Even if it’s only the middle of the day, a 30-minute nap will recharge and refresh you.
Even the smallest chip on a windscreen can become a catastrophe if not taken care of, so get in touch if you need windscreen replacement services in the UK.