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Preparing Your Car for a driving Tour: Essential Tips for a Smooth Journey

Preparing your car for a driving tour

Embarking on a car tour is an exciting adventure, offering the freedom to explore new destinations at your own pace. However, before hitting the open road, it's crucial to ensure that your vehicle is in top condition to handle the journey ahead. From routine maintenance checks to essential safety precautions, here are some indispensable tips to prepare your car for a driving Tour: Essential Tips for a Smooth Journey

Schedule a Comprehensive Inspection

Start your preparations, unless you are a competent mechanically minded enthusiast, by scheduling a thorough inspection of your vehicle with a qualified mechanic. Ensure that all vital components such as brakes, tyres, suspension, and fluids are in optimal condition. Address any existing issues promptly to prevent potential breakdowns during your tour.

Pack an Emergency Kit

Be prepared for unexpected situations by assembling an emergency kit for your car. Include essential items such as a first-aid kit, flashlight with extra batteries, jumper cables, reflective triangles, basic tools, and a portable tyre inflator. Wet wipes and clean clothes are always handy, as are tissues and a pair of working gloves. Additionally, carry plenty of water, non-perishable snacks, and a fully charged mobile phone or charger pack for emergencies.

Check your tyre pressure before starting a car tour

Check Tyre Pressure and Tread Depth

Proper tyre maintenance is essential for a safe and comfortable journey. Check the tyre pressure, including the spare tyre, and adjust it to the manufacturer's recommended levels. Additionally, inspect the tread depth to ensure adequate traction, especially if you'll be traversing varied terrain during your tour.

Verify Fluid Levels and Change Oil

Check all fluid levels, including engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid, and top them up as needed. Consider scheduling an oil change if you're due for one, ensuring that your engine runs smoothly throughout your journey.

Inspect Lights and Signals

Ensure that all exterior lights, including headlights, taillights, turn signals, and brake lights, are functioning correctly. Replace any burnt-out bulbs and clean the lenses for optimal visibility, especially during inclement weather or night-time driving.

Test the Battery

A reliable battery is essential for powering your vehicle's electrical systems and accessories. Test the battery's charge and condition, and replace it, if necessary, to prevent unexpected failures on the road.

Organise Your Cargo Securely

Properly organise and secure your luggage and cargo to prevent shifting or blocking your view while driving. Distribute weight evenly throughout the vehicle and utilise cargo nets, organisers, or luggage racks to maximize space and minimize clutter inside the cabin.

Plan Your Route and Navigation

Before setting off, plan your route carefully using reliable maps or GPS navigation systems. Familiarise yourself with alternative routes, rest stops, and points of interest along the way to optimise your journey and avoid getting lost in unfamiliar territory.

Maintain a Comfortable Driving Environment

Prioritise comfort and convenience by ensuring that your car's interior is clean and clutter-free. Adjust the seats, mirrors, and climate control settings to your preference, and consider bringing along entertainment options such as music playlists, audiobooks, or podcasts to enhance your driving experience.

Practice Safe Driving Habits

Lastly, remember to prioritise safety on the road by practicing defensive driving habits, obeying traffic laws, and staying alert and focused while behind the wheel. Take regular breaks to rest and stretch your legs and avoid driving while fatigued or distracted to ensure a safe and enjoyable tour for yourself and your passengers.

By following these essential tips and properly preparing your car for your upcoming tour, you can embark on your journey with confidence, knowing that your vehicle is ready to handle whatever adventures lie ahead. So, buckle up, hit the road, and get ready to create unforgettable memories on your car tour!

Your car is ready, so where to now?

Quest Drive by Venture Bound offer several options for your car tour:

QUEST DRIVE: Takes 1 ½ to 2 hours. 21+ routes across the UK

No need for a group or car club, embark on your own adventure at a time that suits you. A Driving based Treasure Hunt. Find the locations to get the next instruction and go the correct route. Answer timed, route themed quiz questions correctly to score the highest points. The quicker you answer, the more points you get! Who will be the most observant, find the correct route and have the highest score on the leaderboard?

A Car Club Adventure by QHotels Collection and Quest Drive by Venture Bound

Embark on the ultimate driving expedition for a crew of two, with a specially crafted, pre-driven route spanning over 70 miles, and a two-night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast stay with rejuvenating spa facilities at The QHotels Collection.

Enjoy a journey with the thrill of treasure hunts along the way. Will you be at the top of the leader board at the end of the event and win 'a weekend break for two at one of The QHotels Collection'? Ensure you don't let this amazing chance slip by, to craft enduring, remarkable experiences.

Discovery Drive with Quest Drive by Venture Bound

Typically, a two to four days experience focussing on a theme and featuring driving link sections and Quest Drive challenges.

Gin Discovery              Vineyard Tours              Whisky Discovery            Champagne Discovery

Crewe Hall Hotel & Spa Club Event                         Stratford Manor Hotel & Spa Club Event

Corporate Discovery with Quest Drive from Venture Bound

Bespoke events created for Corporate Clients.


A one day relaxed social event open to all, supporting Prostate Cancer.


Venture Bound Members Motoring Club

Venture Bound Members Motoring Club (VBMMC) – A not for profit club to further interest in motoring and motor sport through training, tabletop events, Treasure Hunts – Quest Drives, touring events, and historic reliability trials.


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