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Weekend Trips to Know More About Your Car

Weekend Trips to Know More About Your Car

Posted On 20 Apr, 2015

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Britain is packed full of beautiful places to visit, and crucially they can be a great way to test out a car too.

In such a small country we are spoilt for choice, vibrant cities, the Lake District, the Highlands, Cornwall and Devon are all easily accessible. As is the Garden of England in Kent. But these are just a few of the wonderful destinations accessible by car for the weekend. The only choice is whether you prefer ambling in the mountains, relaxing on the beach with fish and chips, driving through the country lanes discovering hidden gems, or heading into one of the UK’s exciting cities.

Either way, getting to these places by car is simple. Most urban centres in the UK are within easy reach of a day out in the countryside, or even to a big bright city. When you have a weekend to spare, you can fit in plenty of activities.

If you have a family of small children, you could combine a trip to the beach with a second day relaxing in a restaurant for lunch. The world really is your oyster, but you need the right car to make the most of these options.

Things to watch out for
The problem is, without a few key elements, your weekend away might not work out as you have planned. For a start you need some decent legroom and some decent luggage space.

These need to keep you, the children and the bags safe and comfortable. You’ll also benefit from a car that has sufficient power to get you from A to B in good time. You will often encounter long uphill drags on A roads in the UK, for example while driving across Exmoor.

A reasonably powerful car is key if you’re going to enjoy these. From a safety perspective, you also need some power for overtaking. Transport trucks and tractors often appear on smaller B roads, and can cause huge tailbacks.

You need to pass safely, so a car with the capacity to accelerate quickly is important. Alongside these elements, good road holding, handling and fuel efficiency will make weekends away more cost efficient and fun too.

More expensive vehicles may come with built in entertainment systems for the children, but at the very least a decent in-car stereo will make your motoring more relaxing.

Hertz Rent2Buy allows you to offset 5 days rental time against a car’s final purchase price. You could trial a Hertz car over a weekend, comparing all the above options to see whether it’s right for you. So do consider whether that’s another good reason to trial a car over the weekend soon.

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