There are many ways to see Europe, but arguably the best way is by doing one of the many #RoadtripsOfEurope. However, this also means that you’ll need to make sure your car is prepared. Let’s take a look at a few of the best road trips, and then we’ll cover some top tips for your car:

Route 500, Germany

The magical Black Forest in Germany is one of the most incredible road trips in Europe. You’ll drive through the mountains, seeing thermal springs, a castle, and some of the legendary spots- one of which is apparently home to a mermaid, and another where you’ll find more than 1000 clocks.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland

You’re probably already well aware that the scenery in Ireland is out of this world. That’s why a road trip is a great way to go, and this one is no exception. You’ll need at least one to two days for this trip, giving you enough time to stop off and see some of those incredible sights. You’ll start and end in Killarney on this route, and will see beach scenes, a mountain range, fishing harbours, and more.

Route One, Iceland

Tourism has exploded in Iceland over the past few years, and it’s easy to see why. You’ll find some of Europe’s most striking sights here, from geysers to volcanoes, the amazing Blue Lagood, to lava fields and waterfalls. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see the Northern Lights as well.

Give yourself 7-10 days for this trip, and be sure to go whale watching while you’re there. Take a camera, and allow enough time to stop off and explore and catch some great detours while you’re there.

Preparing your car for a European road trip

As you can see by the above trips, it’s crucial that your car is in good condition and you have everything you need. Before you go anywhere, you’ll need to get your tyres checked with Kwik Fit tyres. A blowout on one of these routes could be deadly, and you’ll also need to ensure you have enough tread, and your spare tyre is in good condition.

Make sure you have a first aid kit in the car, along with plenty of water, snacks, a torch, and a backup charger for your phone. Get your brakes checked, and ensure all lights are in working order.