Every year school's break up for the Summer holidays and tens of thousands of families take to the nation's motorways looking to get away for a few days. With so many vehicles eating up the miles up and down the country, something, somewhere is going to go wrong. Below you will find a list of tips to help you avoid being one of those families sat on a grass verge with steam or smoke pouring from your engine bay.
If you were to fly on a plane for your holiday, you would expect the pilot and ground crew to have undertaken the relevant checks, why should it be any different if you're driving somewhere for your holiday? Here are some routine checks you should complete before loading up the car and setting off:
Over the next 7 weeks an additional 700 breakdowns are expected per week - According to the Highways Agency, 48,500 motorway breakdowns happened over last year's Summer holiday period with around a quarter of these breakdowns being caused by tyre punctures or issues.
Follow the above tips and you should be fine! Have you got any additional tips to share?
Green Cars’ is the term used for zero, low and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) - with pressure being applied to lower global emission levels, the need for “eco-friendly” vehicles is on the rise. Many countries now have plans in place to abolish the use of combustion engines before the turn of the century and so more and more vehicles we see on the roads will be Electric, hybrid or very low emission petrol and diesels.
Although beneficial to the environment, ‘Green Cars’ are also beneficial from a taxation view. The lower a vehicle’s emissions banding, the lower the taxation placed against it. Many manufacturers have tapped in to this ever-growing market with their own offerings, however, Volvo were the first manufacturer to state that every one of their models will be either electric or hybrid options from 2019.