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Easter Driving Tips

Have you got anything planned for the Easter holiday? It will be reported all over the news – our motorways, roads and airports will come to a standstill, with a potential increase in car and van accidents. To prevent any danger to yourself, car and family, prepare your vehicle for the Easter getaway.

A few basic tips such as keeping your car in good condition, means it runs better, costs less to maintain – and more importantly keeps you and your family safe on the road.

  • Check the oil, water and window washer levels. Just like us, the car needs to be hydrated. A few minutes of care could make a big difference to your journey.
  • Soft or worn tyres provide less grip on the road, especially in wet conditions. Check the air pressure and tread depth. Check regularly… you’ll also save on fuel.
  • Inspect your brakes for worn out pads or fluid levels. It may mean you need longer to stop in an emergency. If braking doesn’t feel sharp, get them checked.
  • Check the indicators, wiper blades, headlights and brake lights are working. It’s not worth the risk and a fine.
  • Ensure your car is regularly serviced at an approved garage. It can save you money in the long run.

Long journey?

  • Share the driving – You should really take a break every couple of hours.
  • Be realisitic – Plan ahead and be realistic about travel times. Allow extra time for possible delays that may occur due to increased traffic.
  • Check your route prior to setting off in case of any potential incidents.
  • Maintain a safe driving distance between other vehicles. Allow at least a two – second gap between you and the vehicle in front. Double this when on the wet.

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