The clocks are going back, the days are longer, and there’s a good chance you’ve got time off – so it’s the perfect time of year to get driving! Whether you’ve passed your test and you’re looking for the perfect road trip for you and your friends, or you’re still learning and you’re determined to cram in extra private practice to perfect those pesky manoeuvres, we’ve pulled together some reasons why Easter, is the best time of year to get behind the wheel and some handy tips to help you get there.
1. Make the most of the longer days
I mean let’s face it, no one really wants to be up and out of bed early in the Easter holidays, do they? Luckily, the days are getting longer so even with a lay-in, you don’t feel like you’re wasting a day! This means we can all make the most of our time, and cram in as much as possible to make this Easter an exciting one. Visits to see friends and family, shopping, private driving practice, roads trips… they’re all on the cards when we’ve got those extra hours of daylight!
2. Did someone say road trip?
If you’ve got a week or so off from work, school or uni – don’t waste it by binging the same Netflix season you’ve already seen 3 times – get up and get driving! Why not grab your friends and take a day trip to the seaside? Road trips don’t have to cost a lot, either. Grab some change for an ice cream on the beach front and pray the weather is nice for you when you get there! If the beach is not your thing, go online and see what else is happening around you this Easter, or even a bit further afield. Depending on how far you want to drive, there’s bound to be something fun going on! I mean, you’re never too old for an Easter Egg Hunt, are you!?
3. Use your folks’ car!
You’re probably reeling from all these things you can do, but it’s all useless if you haven’t got your own car – right? Wrong! You can just as easily get cover on your parents’ car, as long as you can convince them to let you use it ;). Why not offer to be their taxi service for a few days, or treat them to dinner? We could provide you with the insurance cover, but convincing them to let you use their car is all on you!
4. Practice makes perfect
If you’re still learning to drive, or you’re yet to take the plunge, then this is the perfect time to get behind the wheel! You’ve got a full week or more to make the most of! If you’re prepared, you could start with a few extra hours of driving practice with an instructor during this week. If you’re already learning but want some extra private practice, you can pick up our Learner Driver Insurance to cram in some extra driving practice!
Back home for Easter?
5. What better time to go car shopping?
If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, the time that you have this Easter could be spent shopping for your dream car. Head out and check out all your local dealers to see what car takes your fancy! You can even take them for a test drive to find the perfect one for you. If you’ve got your eyes on a new 18 reg car, check out our new car and insurance deals? It’s a no-brainer, really!
6. It’s all about the freedom
Getting behind the wheel this Easter above all will give you an amazing sense of freedom to go anywhere you want to. Whether you’ve passed or not, have your own car or you don’t – there should be nothing stopping you from getting out on the road! Need a new spring wardrobe (I mean, we all do – right?) You can head out shopping with friends to find this season’s latest fashion pieces. Take long road trips and make the most of this time away from reality. Get in some extra private practice if you’re still learning to drive, and practice your driving skills as much as you can to get that magic pass!
There is always a reason to get driving, it’s all about finding what driving you want to do. Of course, you’ll need the right insurance to go along with this, but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered there. All you need to focus on is where your first driving journey this Easter will take you.
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