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The summer holidays are less than 2 months away and if you’re anything like me you’ll already be starting to put some plans into place. If you’re looking to explore the UK this year, or maybe even further afield, then a road trip could be just what you need. We’re lucky to live in such a beautiful country with so many different places to visit so it would be a shame to miss out on that.
If you are planning on going on a road trip this summer, whether it be on your own or with your family, it’s important to make sure that your car is well looked after and that you have everything you need to keep you safe and well. Of course, if your car isn’t in the best shape there’s always the option of scrapping it and getting something newer and more reliable beforehand. With that in mind, here are some car essentials for a summer road trip!
Emergency Car Kit
Safety is obviously the first thing that you should think about before heading off on a road trip. Something like this can be put together on your own or there are plenty of places that you can buy one that is already complete. If you’re putting an emergency car kit together these are just a few things you should think about buying:
First aid kit
High visibility jacket
Wind up torch
No matter how far you’re planning on travelling, a spare tire is something you shouldn’t leave without. The tire, obviously, should be in good condition and should be checked before your trip. Also, if you don’t know how, or have never changed a tire before yourself then it’s a good idea to have someone show you just in case you get stranded somewhere.
Do you remember the heatwave we had in 2018? It didn’t seem to rain for weeks and weeks and everywhere was so dry and dusty. Our back garden was so dry and it was crying out for water so badly so we used our bathwater to help! As you’re driving through the countryside during the summer, especially in conditions like this, the roads can get very dry and very dusty which doesn’t really help your car.
You car could quite possibly end up being covered in dust and dirt and if this happens to your windows, it won’t be safe to drive. Keeping a kit of cleaning products in your car is always a great idea. Using something as simple as a couple of buckets and a sponge could really help you clean your car easily and quickly.
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