However, every year hundreds of accidents happen on our roads during the holiday season.
So, with road-trip season only a few weeks away, we caught up with Dewald Ranft, chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an affiliate association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), on the importance of having vehicles inspected before making cross-country journeys this year.
Ranft says now is the time to get your pre-holiday vehicle checks done before the last-minute scramble begins.
“Every year workshops get flooded in November and December with motorists wanting vehicle checks and needing repairs just days before they plan to leave on holiday. What motorists don’t realise is that should maintenance be needed on their vehicle and spare parts are not in stock, these need to be ordered. This could take several days, if they are available at all. It is risky leaving things to the last minute and could put a real dampener on holiday plans,” he says.