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Drivers who are heading out on to the open road this summer should ensure they carry out some planning before climbing behind the wheel to ensure they do not run into any trouble.
This is the advice of GEM Motoring Assist, which has urged vehicle owners to conduct vital checks ahead of lengthy journeys in order to make sure they are not putting their lives at risk.
The company recommends looking over tyres, breaks, windscreen wash, lights, water levels and oil before travelling in a bid to keep cool when out on the road during the summer rush.
Its advice comes as many individuals have planned to stay on home shores for the warmer months of 2012 due to the Olympic Games, which are set to attract scores of families to the capital.
The road safety organisation also urged those drivers towing caravans to conduct suitable checks for its roadworthiness before setting off to their destination, as well as keeping an eye on petrol levels - particularly for those driving in the countryside.
In addition, making sure adequate car breakdown cover is in place to get families to their destination is a must for motorists who want a stress-free journey.
GEM Motoring Assist also urges individuals to consider their own safety first in the case of a breakdown and making attempts to get the vehicle off the road, while considering the wellbeing of all passengers.
They should also place a warning triangle at a suitable distance prior to the scene and switch on their hazard lights, as well as making sure all people in the car wear a reflective jacket.
David Williams, chief executive of GEM Motoring Assist, said: "Breaking down is a huge concern as more and more people spend less money on car maintenance, so we want this advice to help drivers avoid any unnecessary hazardous situations."
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