It’s been a challenge to travel over the last couple of years with quickly-changing restrictions leading to a lot of uncertainty. One kind of getaway that has remained popular in that time, though, is the camping holiday.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show a 68.6 per cent rise in activity in the UK’s accommodation and food services sector last April compared to the month prior. One of the main drivers? Caravan parks filling up in time for Easter. With the first major holiday break of 2022 just around the corner, those keen to embark on a camping trip will be starting to make plans.
Whether you’re an experienced camper or a first-timer, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need to look after both your car and holiday companions. The eBay motoring store has a host of products to get you through your Easter break – from parts and accessories to outdoor essentials. Here’s a look at some of the key items you may want to pick up before your next camping excursion.
Prepare your car
You’ll want your car to be in good condition when you set out, and after being exposed to the elements there’s a good chance it’ll need a clean when you get back from your holiday as well. A pressure washer is an effective way to get rid of initial dirt, and from there a dedicated car shampoo and a sponge or mitt will help you shift what’s left. You may also want to think about getting a special automotive glass cleaner for your windows, while a cordless vacuum cleaner with attachments can get to work on the interior.
Checking your oil and topping it up if necessary will help protect your engine from any damage. Well-known oil brands like Shell, Mobil and Castrol are available from eBay, as is antifreeze coolant, which keeps your engine from overheating in summer or freezing in winter.