Millions risk holiday breakdown

A new survey has revealed that up to four million drivers could be at risk of their cars breaking down on holiday this summer.

One in 10 drivers never perform any basic maintenance checks before taking their car away on holiday, according to the study by motor oil producer Castrol.

Although a quarter of people admit that they have broken down on holiday in the past, one in five still failed to check their oil and water last time they took their car away, while 15% owned up to not checking their tyres.

Commenting on the findings, motoring expert Quentin Willson said: "I'm astounded that so few people don't think to do the basic checks on their car before they head off on a long journey. As well as being potentially very expensive, breaking down can risk ruining the entire holiday, not to mention clogging roads already busy with summer traffic.

"My advice is to do the basic checks before you leave home and reduce the chance of spending more having your car repaired than you did on your holiday."

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