Hot town, summer in the city.

With hot weather lingering over the UK, it’s important to be careful and ensure that passengers and the car itself remain in top health. 

Roadside assistance service GEM’s road safety officer Neil Worth says: ‘Making long journeys in hot weather can be stressful, especially if traffic is heavy and you’re stuck for any length of time. We recommend good preparation and sensible journey planning to help you cope with the worst of the heat.

‘Hot weather can be tough for your car. For example, batteries frequently take a battering, with everyone on board wanting to keep phones and tablets fully charged, and holiday journeys in stop-start traffic.

‘That’s why we encourage you to carry out some basic checks before a long summer journey, and to ensure you keep your eye on the car for any signs and symptoms of trouble.’

Are you regularly checking your car? Click on the next button above to see five top tips for dealing with the warm weather. 

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