✓ Make sure you have enough fuel, oil and radiator coolant.
✓ Make sure all your tyres are properly inflated and they have enough tread.
✓ Clean your windscreen and make sure the wipers and washers are operating and cleaning correctly.
✓ Make sure your fuel gauge and temperature gauge are operating correctly.
✓ Check that the spare wheel is secured and in good condition.
✓ Check under your vehicle for obvious leaks when parked for a period of time.
✓ Make sure all your lights and indicators are working.
✓ If towing a trailer or caravan, make sure you understand your vehicle’s towing capacity before checking the chains, couplings, sway bars, shackles, and lights, and ensure that all doors and add-ons are locked in place
✓ Check you have the correct level of roadside assistance and insurance cover
✓ Make sure your car has had a service with a comprehensive safety check within a reasonable time frame prior to setting off
✓ Find your car’s spare key and keep it with you in case you lose the one you are using.