Drivers must not ignore the importance of safety, says Gem

2nd August 2012

Ensuring tyres, brakes and other car parts are in top working condition should remain a priority for all motorists travelling this summer, regardless of any financial constraints.

That is the opinion of Gem, which called on motorists to scrap any plans they had to reduce spending on car maintenance in the current downturn.

“The economic downturn has put serious pressure on British motorists, but we urge drivers not to ignore the importance of safety,” Gem chief executive David Williams said.

This warning comes as drivers prepare for another busy summer of road travel in the UK with more and more families favouring staycations over trips abroad.

In a bid to help these holidaymakers, Gem has advised motorists to ensure cars are well-prepared before a long journey, with checks undertaken on tyres, windscreen wash, brakes, lights, oil and water levels before travelling.

It also recommends drivers keep a close eye on petrol levels and be careful to plan journeys ahead of schedule.

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Posted by Danielle Barge