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Planning a road trip?

They can be a great, cheaper holiday option at any time of year.  England has some amazing places to see that look stunning both in the summer and the winter months.  However, it can be hard to know where to start with the planning to make your journey as smooth as possible.  We’ve put together some of our top tips to help you have the trip of a lifetime!

Be Realistic

Don’t think you can travel hundreds of miles each day.  You need to take into account many different factors. You could be really tired one day or there could be traffic you didn’t expect.  It is better to do a realistic and maybe even shorter mileage each day so you enjoy it more.

The Car

Whether you’re renting the car or taking your own, don’t worry about it being top of the range.  You just want it to be comfortable, have the ability to endure long distances and get you from A to B.

Before you travel, however, do check that all the liquid levels in your car are topped up to the correct amount and that all your bulbs are working too!

If you are in need of a new car before you go, then you can sell your car with us with ease!

Keep Fuel Filled

Don’t try and risk it if your fuel is running low when you don’t know where you are.  You wouldn’t want to run out when you’re in surrounding you’re not used to. Make sure you never let your petrol light come on as that’s usually a safe guideline in case of emergency.

Don’t Stay In The City

The British countryside is something to be admired.  It goes on for miles and miles all around the country.  We all know navigating a one-way system in a city centre we’ve never been in before is so difficult too, so why not take in the countryside instead?

It is also more spontaneous to go down roads you don’t know and see where they take you!

Prepare

You could end up in traffic or you may even break down, make sure you’re always stocked up on food and water in your car in case this happens.  Have regular breaks as driving can be tiring too as you’re having to concentrate on the roads and routes you don’t know.

Most of all, just enjoy it.  You’ll probably have a few arguments over navigation and directions and things may go wrong, but for the most part, you’ll have fun exploring parts of the country you may not have visited before!