The latest poll from What Car? showed many are looking to get their car serviced before taking a UK holiday this summer

What Car? has polled 1,747 readers to find out what their holiday plans are and whether they’ll be investing in new accessories for the journey or having their vehicle serviced before departing.

Of the 31% of respondents set to take a UK holiday this July and August, 88% said they will be driving to their destination. The average distance drivers expect to cover to get to their holiday destination is 229 miles, although 14% of respondents said they are expecting to drive more than 500 miles.

With such high mileage for some, it’s perhaps not surprising that 23% of those driving to their UK holiday destination are looking to have their vehicle serviced before the trip, to ensure it remains reliable. This could result in added demand for parts and servicing for dealers in the coming weeks.

Another source of demand is for accessories. What Car? found 12% of respondents have or will be fitting their vehicle with new accessories for the journey, with a roofbox the most popular choice, being named by 24% of respondents. Nearly one in five will be purchasing USB charge plugs, while 14% will invest in a bike rack, and 12% on tablet and mobile phone holders.