Like any good road trip, the key to avoiding stress whilst on the road is to plan ahead and eradicate any problems before you set out on your journey to summer bliss.

Apart from the kids asking “are we there yet?” or kicking the back of your chair all the way to ‘Tim-buck-two’ and feeling like you’ve had an entire darts team walk all over your back – sometimes our stress relates to a plan of action on how you’ll get to your desired destination.

Congested traffic can also contribute to some of our main stress issues on the road, However, this can be eradicated with simple plans and checks on your vehicle.

Things happen on the road and get in the way, that may have to make you divert or take a different route – this can’t be helped. However, basic checks and precautions on your car can be an important and sometimes life changing thought to consider.

When traveling with children you will more often than not, check on their safety and be more cautious with this approach. It only takes a small amount of time when it comes to the safety of your child in the car, this planning can save a whole lot of hassle and your mind is put at rest throughout the journey – this is something you should carry out for your own safety too.

Whether you are travelling on a long or short distance, on your own or with a group of people. You should prepare yourself for anything that might happen on the road.

Here are a few simple tips you should consider to help in the event of distress on your escape to summer relaxation.

  • Check your car’s fluids ahead of a long journey, last thing you want to do is be sitting on the side of the road with your broken down if you’re setting off on holiday.
  • Check your tyres for baldness, punctures, pressure and general wear & tear.
  • Check your headlights and all electric outputs are working efficiently if you’re driving at night time.
  • Check your oil levels
  • Put together an emergency aid kit incase of injury – including at least a bottle of water. You should also keep a blanket, torch and potentially a spare set of clothes in the boot.
  • Pack the car suitably if you have large baggage etc, make sure you can see out of all windows in the vehicle.
  • It might be wise to do your research when buying fuel, check out local petrol stations for cheaper fuel if you’re driving through places you’re not familiar with.
  • Bring your mobile phone charger with you on your journey and make sure your mobile phone battery is on a high percent before setting off – incase of emergency.
  • Download the 4Sight app!

While all these tips are important, arguably your biggest and most helpful tool you is the download of the 4Sight dash cam app.

The 4Sight app is designed to help you prove what happened in the event of an incident. For example, the advanced 4Sight app can protect you from a fellow drivers misjudging the speed of the traffic and consequently impacting into you and your vehicle.

4Sight uses your phones internal sensors to detect a sudden impact while you’re driving, giving you the solid evidence you may need. The accident capture tutorial will guide you on what images you will need to capture.

For as little as 99p/month your worries will be made easier, especially with the aid of a 4Sight advisor guiding you through on what needs to be done – from the moment of impact your phone takes a note of the GPS location alerting our advisors of your location. This piece of technology is simply the best of it’s kind on the market.

You can download the 4Sight app today, depending on what mobile phone provider you have you download the app on Google Play for your Android device or alternatively download via The App Store for your iPhone – Don’t miss out on a genius piece of technology that could save your life!