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Here at ACC UK Ltd, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.

Our Tips For Safer Christmas Travel

  • Friday, December 21, 2018

Regent Street at Christmas

The blog this week is about tips to ensure that you safely get yourselves and your Volvo or Toyota to its destination over the Christmas period. The last Friday before Christmas is normally when the majority of people finish work for the year. With Christmas Eve being on a Monday this year the majority of us will be finishing work and planning to get to our destinations on Friday 21st December. Whether that is home or off to visit friends and family in different parts of the country it is best to be as prepared as possible for the roads to be much busier. Read below to find out our tips on stress free driving:

Ensure that your Volvo or Toyota is in optimum condition – nobody wants to break down at Christmas. Any annoying dashboard warning lights? Get them seen to straight away. Do not ignore them! They wont go away on their own. Check your tyre pressures and fluid levels before you start your journey. Make sure you have some warm clothing in the car just in case.

Plan to leave either early or leave travel to later on in the evening – that way you should avoid as much congestion on the roads as possible. If this is not possible to do, then be prepared for the traffic. Ensure that you have plenty of drinks and snacks in the car, that you have things to keep the children occupied on the journey and if your journey is a long one, plan plenty of rest breaks and consider sharing the driving.

Make use of live traffic updates to help you to avoid congestion or accidents ahead of you. Make sure you have maps, a sat nav (that is charged) or make use of the map facility of your mobile phone.

Finally if you are going to be indulging in festive drinks – plan your driving around this – we not only have to be aware of drink driving but also next day drink driving!!! Stay safe out there folks – Happy Christmas from the team at ACC UK Ltd!

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