Summer Road Trips – How to Ensure They are a Success


There is no better time than the summer to take a road trip with family or friends. The kids are off school, and the sun is shining. Many people take road trips across the UK in the summer, some even venture as far as Europe for a few weeks. If you are driving your own vehicle, it is vitally important that it is in excellent working order. Having a car MOT in Littlehampton is one way of ensuring your vehicle is roadworthy and capable of driving long distances with ease. You’ll also need this certificate if you legally want to drive on the road.

When choosing a garage to have your car repaired or MOT tested, look for all of the following.

  • RAC approved garage
  • Member of check a trade
  • Reasonably priced service
  • Approved MOT test centre
  • Fully qualified mechanics

Knowing your car has been checked and fully serviced gives you peace of mind for the journey ahead.


You should plan your route when driving long distances and always take regular breaks to ensure you get some rest along the way. If you don’t plan your route in advance, you’ll be driving around like a headless chicken, wasting money on fuel.

Bring an Emergency Pack

Remember to pack items such as a first aid kit, blankets, water and jump leads. You should always be prepared just in case something goes wrong.

Short Driving Breaks

Driving non-stop gets both physically and mentally tiring, so take a break every 3 hours and rest your eyes.

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