Top Tips for Preparing your Car for a Long Journey from Priorslee Motor Services Telford
14th April 2015
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Long journeys by car can mean tiredness and anxiety for many drivers so Priorslee Motor Services in Telford have offered some top tips on how to reduce stress and make the trip as tension free as possible:


  1. Plan your journey effectively so that you avoid big towns and cities during rush hour and peak periods;
  2. Be prepared to hit road works and unexpected delays - have a map to hand to identify an alternative route.
  3. Ensure you have plenty of breaks, preferably every two hours to avoid tiredness and loss of concentration;
  4. Drive through the night if you have young children, they may even go to sleep.
  5. Ensure you check your tyre tread and tyre pressure before you leave.  The legal requirement for tread is 3mm.  Check the spare tyre also – is the spare tyre easy to get to (if you have one at all)?
  6. Book in to Priorslee Motor Services for an engine check, they will check the water and oil levels to avoid overheating and break down.
  7. Test your windscreen wipers, clean and test your lights and make certain the windscreen reservoir is full.
  8. Consider packing the car the night before to avoid any last minute tension.
  9. Make sure luggage is evenly distributed and there are no loose objects that can fly around forcing you to lose concentration.


Follow these tips and stay safe – we hope they help you de-stress and enjoy the trip.  

Have a great holiday!  

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