Planning a Trip Away

Our vehicles are perfect for a trip away, whether it’s in the UK or abroad. To make sure your trip is as smooth as possible we recommend reading this quick guide to avoid making any unnecessary mistakes along the way.

​Before You Start

Before setting off on your adventure it is worth asking yourself if you have everything you need, this could be personal belongings or anything that the car will require.

We have some of the common essentials to add to your list before hitting the roads.

Check your weather app:

Prepare for any weather, especially going away in the UK as we all know the weather can be very unpredictable.

Plan your stops:

Caffeine isn’t always the solution when driving which is why we recommend taking a fifteen-minute break every two to three hours to reduce tiredness and focus. I know it is adding onto to your journey but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Another way is to get your passenger to purchase temporary car insurance so you can regularly swap over.

Pick your route:

We suggest you use a satnav when driving long distances. To avoid any delays and longer routes modernized navigation systems will help to guarantee that you reach your destination on time.


Ensure you have loose change or different payment methods when using a toll or paying for parking as this could lead to a fine - which isn’t ideal!


Make a playlist on your device, with something that all your passengers will enjoy. Get everyone to contribute to the playlist and play travel games to speed up your journey.

Cover yourself:

Lastly don’t forget your personal documents such as your:

  • Driving license (physical).
  • Valid insurance certificate (online).
  • A valid MOT certificate (online).

Car Checks

As well as the above we have several maintenances checks you should do before beginning your road trip.

These involve:

Oil levels:

The dipstick oil level test, your oil should be in the middle of the minimum and maximum markers. Remember to use a clean rag or sheet of kitchen roll to wipe the dipstick before checking the oil levels. If there is any white residue on the dipstick or cap you should get your car looked at immediately.

Engine coolant:

Be sure to check your coolant levels.

Car coolant plays a crucial role in safeguarding engines against overheating. Not only does it prevent engines from reaching dangerously high temperatures, but it also provides lubrication to the various moving parts it encounters. This lubrication is essential in protecting vital components such as the water pump, head gasket, cylinder, and piston timing from potential damage.

Tyre Pressure:

Check your tyre pressures are correct, especially if your vehicle is going to be heavy as you don’t want overinflated tyres.


When driving in the dark it is super important to make sure your high/low beam lights are working as you want to be seen in the dark.

Washer fluid:

Hazards on trips can come from anywhere which is why you should always have a clean windscreen. Before starting your trip top up your washer to ensure you will have enough solution.

Have you heard about our Recharge in Nature Project?

We are proud to announce that we have partnered up with UK’s original national park in the Peak District. This collaboration has provided us with a remarkable chance to rejuvenate our commitment to the ethical outdoors and witness our electric vehicles negotiating the roads of the Peak District.

Head over to our dedicated webpage to find out more information.

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Great Britain Road trips:

If you’re looking for some advice on where to take your new vehicle then check this out. We have put together some memorable road trips to explore in the UK:

North Coast 500, Scotland

The North Coast 500 is a scenic and popular driving route that winds its way through the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. This route stretches approximately 500 miles travelling through villages, coastlines and historical buildings.

A Yorkshire circuit, England

A typical circuit in Yorkshire might include travelling the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales. Passing through the Yorkshire communities and exploring the coastal town of Whitby.

The Atlantic Highway, England

This is the scenic road which runs between Devon and Cornwall, that offers magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. If your family love the seaside then this is the road trip to take, with the pleasant seaside towns and opulent beaches are guaranteed to enjoy this journey.

So wherever you decide to take you vehicle, we are always here to support you every step of the way. All vehicles are history checked. Extended warranties are available if required. Contact us for full details.