With the Spring and Platinum Jubilee bank holidays occurring on consecutive days – Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June – millions of drivers are expected to fire up their cars and hit the roads.

Research carried out by the RAC earlier in 2022 found that just 19 percent of drivers always check their cars are fully road-ready before making a journey, and online parts supplier PartsInMotion.co.uk has reminded motorists and DIY mechanics that the long weekend provides the perfect opportunity to stay on top of those niggling issues that might scupper a bank holiday road trip.

Matt Gates, director of PartsInMotion.co.uk, said: “A lot of vehicles aren’t doing the same distances as they used to with more working remotely, and with people choosing to holiday in the UK for another year, it’s important that their car’s routine service schedule is up to date.”

PartsInMotion.co.uk offers easily replaceable products that DIY mechanics can install quickly on their cars, including wiper blades from Bosch and NAPA, and air, pollen and oil filters.

Cars not in use during the national lockdowns also led to more brakes seizing and rusting. As braking safety is one of the most crucial and important vehicle parts, it’s vital these are regularly checked by technicians. PartsInMotion.co.uk therefore offers extensive availability from leading brands including Blue Print, Borg & Beck, Juratek and TRW.

PartsInMotion.co.uk says coil springs and suspension product sales have risen due to potholes and uneven surfaces on UK roads. The website now offers 11 major brands in the category, such as First Line and KYB.