‘Be prepared’: Tips to avoid last minute overpacking for summer getaway

The automotive servicing company Kwik Fit has arrange a ‘BOOT-camp’ to put together drivers for the upcoming summer holidays. They discovered that 24 % of drivers overpack, main them to not have the ability to see out of the rear window.

Kwik Fit have additionally partnered with Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, from the TV present SAS: Who Dares Wins, to give his personal recommendations on how to pack correctly for a staycation. 

He stated: “During my training I have learned all manner of life skills, from hand-to-hand combat, building my own shelter and hunting for food. 

“But each time I went on a mission – there were two vital things to consider. Firstly, always ensure your vehicle is in top condition before you hit the road.

“And secondly – it’s important to pack for the journey and to pack essentials.

The study also found the ten most common causes of car journey arguments, with the number one reason being children arguing which leads to parents arguing.

A fifth of Britons (20 percent) say that not being able to fit everything in the boot causes the most arguments when travelling on holiday.

Last minute packing due to a lack of organisation led to 20 percent of arguments, with 17 percent stemming from a lack of legroom. 

Roger Griggs, Director of Communications at Kwik Fit, said: “It’s important that they get their vehicles checked to avoid breakdowns, delays or even accidents. 

“At Kwik Fit, we offer a series of free vehicle inspections for added peace-of-mind, particularly when people are heading off on long drives for their summer staycations.”


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