With the UK summer holidays now in full swing, you might be wondering where to head to before the season’s over. With more of us opting to stay in the country this year rather than heading abroad, PartsInMotion.co.uk has plenty of options for you to consider, from beachy resorts, city breaks or countryside retreats, with some classic driving roads nearby or on the way.
Featuring rugged moorland, tranquil rivers and rolling hills, the Peak District covers a swathe of central England and was the first designated National Park of England. The area has some amazing views including the stunning 517-metre-high Mam Tor, near Castleton in Derbyshire, which overlooks the picturesque Winnats Pass.
Why not take a drive to the Cat and Fiddle – the UK’s second highest pub, which also lends its name to the road between Buxton and Macclesfield. This 12-mile stretch of road, taking in the A537, A54 and A53, features dramatic bends and steep drops with open views of the moors.
The Highlands have vast landscapes and a fascinating history, providing a scenic backdrop to your next staycation. Head north, and take in what the area offers, from the stunning countryside surrounding Loch Ness or the area’s capital of Inverness for a short city break.
The Highlands is home to the legendary North Coast 500, described as the UK’s ultimate road trip. It comprises over 500 miles of spectacular scenery including sandy beaches, historic landmarks and castles, remote villages and glacial valleys. It’s the best place outside of Scandinavia to spot the Northern Lights, and offers a perfect getaway for divers, mountaineers, trail runners and hikers.
With home-from-home towns and villages, the north Wales coastline and nearby Snowdonia National Park have lots to offer to staycationers this summer. The area is far reaching with things to see and do, including Conwy Castle in the north, Llandudno with the Great Orme and its seafront, the Welsh Highland Railways, and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, near Llangollen. North Wales is the ultimate location for relaxing and unwinding in picturesque surroundings.
Hidden in the undulations of North Wales you’ll find the Evo Triangle, taking in the A5, A543 and the climbs of the B4501 toward Denbigh. With curving, cambered bends, dips and crests, it’s easy to see why this road adjacent to Llyn Brenig became popular with the magazine that lends its name to it.
Looking after your car before the trip
It’s important before any road trip to take the time to give your car the once over and make sure it’s up to the task of getting you to your destination.
PartsInMotion.co.uk offer 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, from Blue Print and febi.
Windscreen wiper blades
The UK summer weather is never guaranteed – and an easily replaceable part on your car that keep visibility at optimum levels during wet weather are wiper blades. PartsInMotion.co.uk stocks new windscreen wiper blades for all makes and models, from manufacturers such as Bosch, NAPA and Borg & Beck.
The key signs wiper blades need replacing are smears and streaks on the glass, which are usually caused by cracked edges in the wiper blades’ rubber structure.
Before you head out, make sure your screen wash, engine oil, coolant and brake fluids are topped up. If you need to stock up on any vehicle fluids, visit PartsInMotion.co.uk to view our full range of fluids and lubricants. The site has coolant from CarPlan and Autochem, and high-end hydraulic oils from Carlube to suit all makes and models.
One of the worst things to happen on summer road trips is having your air conditioning fail – if it’s been a while since your AC was re-gassed, or if it’s not functioning as well as it should be, check out PartsInMotion.co.uk’s range of air conditioning parts, to keep your cabin cool for you and your passengers.
Air and pollen filters
As the warmer weather arrives, now is a good time to consider replacement of air and cabin filters. The air a vehicle needs is taken in through a filter before entering the engine, removing contaminants that may be in front of the car such as bugs, road dust and pollutants.
Cabin filters, also known as pollen filters, collect pollen, dust and debris and prevent them from entering the vehicle. A fresh cabin filter as summer arrives is ideal for those suffering with allergies.
Worn or dirty air filters can restrict airflow to the engine and affect vehicle performance and fuel efficiency. PartsInMotion.co.uk stocks a wide range of cabin and air filters from high-end and reliable brands such as febi, Bosch and NAPA.
PartsInMotion.co.uk offers access to more than 200,000 vehicle parts including high-end braking, clutch, suspension and steering components from brands such as febi, Bosch, Borg & Beck and Blue Print. Simply enter your vehicle registration at PartsInMotion.co.uk or live chat with one of our product experts to find the correct parts for your vehicle.