Getting your car ready for summer road trips

Summer is around the corner and you may be planning exciting road trips for you and the family. Before you head out on the road, there are a few things you might want to check to make sure your car is Summer ready. Read on for our tips, written by the team at Oodle Cars, specialists in selling used cars in Abingdon.

The sun is shining, and the road is calling but before you bundle the kids into the car, make sure you’re prepared!

Check the car

You’ll want to check your tyres, oil and windscreen wiper fluid at the very least to check your car is raring to go as much as you are.

Clean and tidy

It’s also a great time to clear out the car of odd shoes, old crisp packets and any other random items lurking in the boot or on the back seat. What better excuse for a deep clean than ahead of a long road trip? We can’t think of one!

Snacks and water

Load the car up with snacks and plenty of water, especially with the warmer weather. That way, even if you get stuck in traffic, you’ll be able to enjoy the ride without scrabbling for the last drop of water.

Map ready

If you have a sat-nav in your car then as long as you have the postcode, you’re good to go. If not, you might want to get out the map or a nominate a passenger to be armed with Google Maps.


If entertaining the kids on the journey is one of your worries, pack some games or come up with some of your own. Whether you opt for eye spy or something quirky for you and the family, games are a great way to pass the time and gets the whole family off their phones and excited for the destination ahead!

There you have our top tips on getting your car ready for Summer. However, if you’re looking for a used car in Abingdon, get in touch with Oodle Cars to start your search.