Brits to drive 212 miles further for holidays this summer

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Motorists in the UK are set to drive an average of 212 miles further to reach their holiday destinations than they have in previous years.

That’s according to a study conducted by Euro Car Parts, which looked at the plans being made to staycation amid international travel restrictions.

With 33 per cent of respondents saying they’ll travel further and 30 per cent stating that they’re happy to spend extra time in the UK, it’s clear there’s a desire to explore as much of the British Isles as possible.

This was underlined by the findings that 27 per cent plan to branch out and discover a different part of the UK and 27 per cent will be going on multiple staycations.

Helen Robinson, corporate communications director at Euro Car Parts, said: “With international travel likely to be off the table for many families, more and more people are looking to explore the amazing holiday destinations that the UK has to offer, and from our research it’s clear that Brits are far more willing to look at destinations in Britain that are further afield for their getaways.”

When travelling long distances it’s important to optimise your fuel efficiency and this is even more vital if you’re towing a caravan.

Euro Car Parts has offered a series of expert tips on maximising fuel efficiency for long drives this summer:

Manage your revs – staying between 1,500 and 2,500 RPM in a petrol car is ideal, while you should be between 1,300 and 2,000 in a diesel vehicle.
Slow down on high-speed roads – it’s most cost-efficient to drive at speeds between 55 and 65 mph.
Don’t overfill your fuel tank – the extra weight will cost you more in the long run.

If you’re towing a caravan, you can cut down on the weight further by ensuring water and waste tanks are also empty when driving.



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