As the weather gets warmer, millions of drivers are expected to hit the roads this summer and online parts supplier, is encouraging motorists to give their vehicles a once-over before heading off on holiday.

Research carried out by the RAC found that only 19 per cent of drivers check their cars are fully road-ready before making a journey. says motorists should be checking key components, such as lights, tyres, fluids and most importantly, brakes, before travelling.

Matt Gates, director said: “Vehicles aren’t doing the same distances as they did pre-Covid, with more home working and the cost-of-living crisis meaning more people are choosing to stay in the UK for their summer holidays, it’s important that their vehicle’s service is up to date.”

Tyres should have enough tread on them and be inflated to the correct pressure (according to manufacturer instructions), to ensure safe long-distance driving. You can use the twenty pence piece trick to check tyre tread, by inserting the coin into the tread grooves on the tyre, if you can’t see the outer band on the coin your tyres are safe to drive on. All lights should also be in good working condition; hazards, brake, fog, reverse, main, beams and sidelights, all need checking.

Engine oil, screen wash and brake fluid should also be checked prior to heading off on holiday and the most critical component for safety: brakes should also be looked over by a professional ahead of a long journey. offers the choice of over 15 brake brands including febi, Apec, Blue Print, Borg & Beck, JURATEK and TRW. Plus, lighting components from the likes of Bosch, Ring and OSRAM at competitive prices with fast delivery.

If you’re in need of any parts, simply enter the vehicle registration at ENDS.