THESE are the four checks you must perform now ahead of your Bank Holiday weekend road trip.
As millions of drivers prepare to hit the road on Friday for the long weekend, travel chaos is expected.
Car experts offering advice to motorists have warned that you need to be prepared for traffic jams.
The last thing you want is to get caught up among the 2.8million cars predicted to hit the tarmac and have an unexpected breakdown.
And to ensure a smooth journey, there are a few things you can do.
They include making sure your oil and coolant are topped up, your tyres have air in them, your wiper blades are in good condition and your headlights, indicators and brake lights work.
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According to What Car?, checking these four things can prevent any major issues.
The RAC say travel delays will begin as early as midday as holidaymakers scramble to favourites Wales, Scotland, the West Country and East Anglia.
Delays of up to 55 minutes are expected from 1pm today on the M1 Northbound between junction 12 and 16.
While queues of 34 minutes will grip the M25 anticlockwise between junctions four as well as the M4 East between junctions 29 to 24, also from 1pm.
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Key motorways and arterial routes may also become more congested as a further 4.2 million Brits still haven't decided which day they'll be travelling on.
Pictures from Friday morning show gridlock at the Port of Dover as thousands of motorists scrum to make ferries.
Long delays are expected to continue at the Kent maritime terminus through Friday, with port authorities urging holidaymakers to plan ahead.
Despite Friday's chaos, the RAC predict Saturday will be the busiest day for traffic, with over three million journeys being made.
Journey times are likely to go from bad to worse as train strikes on Saturday are set to bring the rail network to a standstill, forcing millions onto roads.
Sunday, will see around 2.3 million drivers get behind the wheel while Monday is set to be the calmest, with just under two million cars on the roads.
In total, over 14 million leisure trips will be taken between Friday and Monday – a whopping 2 million more than last year.
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