Everyone loves visiting the beach, especially in the UK during the summer months. However, it is good to be prepared and understand how you can limit the damage that visiting these sandy shores can have on your vehicle. Follow these tips to make your trip to the beach safe and hassle free:
1. Wash your car after a trip to the beach
Sand can damage your brake pads, causing premature wearing. The best way to prevent this from happening is to wash your car after a trip to the beach to ensure your car is clear of sand. If you are a regular visitor to the coast, you can use an air pump to blast the sand out of your vehicle to keep it grit free.
2. Line your car boot
Sand can be very annoying once it gets everywhere, as it’s almost impossible to get it all out! That’s why I recommend investing in a boot liner so all sand can easily be removed from your vehicle. You can purchase boot liners that fit the shape of your vehicle's boot to ensure your car is sand free at all times.
3. Make sure your car is ready to go
Lastly, this may be an obvious one, but not everyone will do it. It is good practice before every journey to check your vehicle ahead of hitting the road. Simple things such as making sure your tyres have enough air, checking if you need an oil change or even as simple as making sure you have enough fuel, can really have an impact on your entire journey.