It might sound obvious but have you checked that your vehicle has enough petrol or diesel to at least see it through to the first service station? The last thing you want to do is run out of fuel on a motorway or an isolated country lane. Finding yourself running on empty can be hazardous to you and other road users, too.
Another vital fluid is oil. Have you checked your oil level? It’s a simple task that doesn’t take long, but forgetting to do it means that you may not have a properly-lubricated engine, something that can cause long-term damage. So check your oil level before going on a long journey.
3. Windscreen washer fluid
Liquid number three – windscreen washer fluid – needs to be topped up on a regular basis, and particularly before a lengthy road trip. Ensuring that your windscreen is clear and free from grime is essential, particularly if you are spending hours behind the wheel trying to see the way ahead clearly.