As the restrictions on social contact ease in England, we can look forward to making the most of summer and spending time in larger groups again.
Here are some tips to prepare for a summer of staycations, camping trips and cross-country drives.
Wherever you’re planning to go, we recommend making sure your car is safe before you leave. Makes sure your service history is up to date and consider having your air conditioning system checked on. No one wants to press the air-con button on a hot day and be blasted by warm air!
If you’re heading to a campsite, tents will be at the top of your list. With sizes from 2-person to 8-person, shapes such as domes, tunnels and octagons, and styles from pop-up to inflatable to poled, there is a lot to think about.
The more people on your staycation, the more luggage and bikes you will need. Roof boxes give you extra packing space on top of your car. You can get various sizes, with features such as aerodynamic designs that reduce wind resistance, and dual-side opening.
There are three types of bike racks: rear-mounted, roof-mounted and towbar-mounted. Not all are suitable for every car, and you need to think about how many bikes you need to carry and how easy they are to load.
If you’re new to caravanning or have changed your car since last summer, you might need a new towbar to attach your caravan. Make sure to have your tyres checked if the vehicle or caravan has been standing for the last 18 months – remember that tyres have an expiration date.
Car Clinic MOT Centre Ellesmere Port car garage is your local independent Ellesmere Port MOT, Ellesmere Port brakes, car repairs, Ellesmere Port car servicing or Ellesmere Port tyres garage. Call us on 0151 339 0101 for a free quote.