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Staying Safe During Your Staycation

Almost 29 million people across the country are planning trips in the UK, with an estimated 16 million of these taking place during the school holidays. As the summer holidays are just around the corner, prospects of major queues and spikes in breakdowns have been on the rise. With rising temperatures and busier roads expected, drivers are being advised to make sure that their vehicle checks have been done, with a third of drivers stating they have plans for a UK staycation commencing in September according to the RAC.

At Croyland, we offer peace of mind for motorists with our Croyland Approved scheme for pre-purchase vehicle inspection. Which allows for 12 months FREE breakdown cover, a FREE history check and 3 months of complimentary RAC warranty with the option to upgrade your warranty and duration for up to 12, 24 or 36 months on your purchased vehicle.

We also offer vehicle services, repairs and MOTs for any make or model at our Service & MOT centre. Being road ready means drivers can help lower the possibility of breakdowns with the following checks:

  • Fuel or Charge – Making sure you have more than enough for the trip may sound obvious, but it’s key to take into account any traffic jams, as moving slowly will still use fuel or battery charge

  • Oil levels -This must be checked as it can help avoid breakdowns as well as any costly engine damage

  • Coolant – With the possibility of having your vehicle engine running longer in traffic, the chance of overheating rises, especially if coolant is low or leaking. Checking your coolant level before travelling is vital

  • Rubber – All tyres including the spare should be checked for any issues, including pressure and tread checks, as well as being free of any damage

  • Electrics – Lights need to be used when appropriate as well as functioning wipers, which help to clear your vehicles windscreen properly (wipers that are not effective are enough to fail an MOT)

  • Screen Wash – Keeping a clear view of the road ahead and behind is essential for driving safely, make sure your screen wash bottle is completely full

As well as this, self-catered staycations have also grown in popularity with 71% of staycationers confirming they use vehicles such as cars and motorhomes to help head to their UK holiday destinations, according to a survey conducted by the RAC. Croyland offers a wide range of high-quality used and new motorhomes from leading motorhome manufacturer Swift, allowing you to enjoy worry free holidays throughout the year.

For more information go to: /swift-motorhomes/

You can also book an appointment for any vehicle at our Service & MOT Centre today by speaking to a member of our team on 01933 413 415

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