Happy Motoring Tips at Easter


Happy Motoring Tips at Easter

Easter on our roads is expected to be busier than ever, with many staying in the UK because of Brexit uncertainty. Many motorists will face a hot and busy weekend on our roads, adding to stress levels.

Top Tips for Easter Motoring

Halfords Autocentres tell us that only a quarter of Brits get their cars checked regularly and approximately 1 in 5 of us do not understand any of the icons on our dashboard.

Although maintenance checks are relatively simple, it is really important that these are carried out regularly as this helps avoid hassle on road trips, caused by potential breakdowns.

Fortunately there are a number of steps drivers can take to help avoid the stress in these situations.
So here are some tips to make your Easter car journey a smoother and happier experience:

Set off at an unusual hour:

Delays are cited as the number one reason for stressful journeys (63%). Think carefully about the time you are travelling – leave earlier or later than planned to avoid the masses and listen to traffic reports before you head out

Plan your route:

According to Halfords Autocentres again over half of car owners use a Sat Nav in the car, so make sure you are making best use of your device. 58% of us say less congestion and 37% faster journey times would make journeys less stressful. Most Sat Navs can search for the fastest journey times and help you follow a route that avoids traffic. 

Travel with peace of mind:

Fewer than 1 in 5 of us currently use a dash cam, but for those who do, the majority feel safer when they drive knowing they have one. If a traffic accident occurs, dash cams can help you prove who’s responsible and you can travel with full peace of mind knowing that you’re covered when it comes to any unexpected moments.

Travel with a companion:

37% of us say that travelling with a companion makes car journeys more enjoyable.  Rather than sitting in silence, make the journey to your destination valuable time to catch up with family and friends – it’s the ideal time to chat, play games and relax together

Take the scenic route:

32% of us say car journeys are more memorable with scenic views. Take the time to plan your route so that you are passing through more picturesque places. Perhaps use the journey to stop off at and explore interesting locations you’ve never visited before

Keep entertained:

21% of us say they would not embark on a car trip without a tablet.  Make sure you have your favourite gadgets with you to keep you entertained – with hours of films and games downloaded, these are also ideal for keeping the kids happy

Don’t forget the upholstery cleaner:

Easter wouldn’t feel complete without chocolate being thrown into the mix. However, most of us would probably prefer to avoid it becoming a part of the upholstery, so make sure you carry some fabric cleaner (and likely some wet wipes for those sticky little fingers).

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