Holiday Countdown

At this time of year many people will be counting down with eager anticipation. Only a few more weeks, days, sleeps until the holiday that you've been waiting for. Having often booked the holiday months in advance the final few days become a hive of activity as you make the final preparations. We all have different ideas of what makes the perfect holiday, so we will all be heading off to different destinations, both near and far.

Whether you plan to relax in the sun with a good book, enjoy the timeless pleasures of a family beach holiday, or dream of a high adventure activity holiday, the excitement of the holiday countdown is often mixed with a bit of stress, as you try to pack. For example; a holiday in the UK usually requires clothes for all weathers, whilst a trip to a more tropical destination presents the challenge of packing within the airline's tight restrictions weight and size restrictions.

In the majority of households, the final preparation often involves a last minute panic; whether you are attempting an online check in, hunting for the camping stove or adjusting your packing having seen the latest forecast. We get through these hurdles with thoughts of how relaxed and happy we will feel when we finally reach our destination.

As an event that often only happens once or twice a year, we sometimes need something specific for our holidays, that we have no real need for during the rest of the year. It might be a tent or insect repellent, which can easily be stored, or it might be something much bigger, such as a car that has the capacity to fit in the whole family and luggage, whilst being able to tow a caravan or boat.

If you own a boat, you may need to move it out of winter storage in the spring to get it prepared for days on the water through the warm summer days. Having enjoyed days on the water with family and friends, the boat then needs to be cleaned up and returned to winter storage. Similarly for caravan owners; you may take your caravan to a few different campsites during the summer months, but the caravan tends to remain parked up during the winter, when it is a bit too chilly to enjoy.

Whilst many family cars can be fitted with tow bars and have the power to tow a small boat, a 4x4 vehicle offers greater stability and confidence when undertaking this task. 4x4 vehicles are large and possibly not practical as your everyday car. You don't want your choice of car to be restricted by a couple of annual trips with your boat or caravan and this is where tow car hire can be of great value.

Tow car hire allows you the freedom to use a 4x4 vehicle only as and when you need it. Hire it for a day to move your boat, or a week to enjoy your caravan holiday. Modern 4x4 vehicles combine the practicalities of large luggage capacity and stability when towing with comfort for drivers and passengers.

Anyone who has taken a baby and young children on holiday will understand that hiring a 4x4 vehicle could be a wise investment. From pushchairs, high chairs, bikes and scooters to a week's supply of nappies, the list of bulky items can seem endless. With the capacity to easily carry all the luggage and still comfortably fit in a car seat or two, a 4x4 vehicle could save a lot of headaches!

Tow car hire can also come into its own when there are unexpected changes to circumstances. For example, a last minute failed MOT or necessary repair to your vehicle doesn't have to mean the cancellation of your long awaited trip.

By reducing the stress involved in packing and preparing for our holidays, it is easier for us to unwind and relax when we arrive. A smooth and comfortable journey set us up well for a fun and enjoyable holiday, which will be memorable for all the right reasons.

If you are looking for top quality tow car hire, 4x4 Vehicle Hire has a range of models which are all fitted to the highest specification and maintained in top condition. With our customer focused services, we will ensure your holiday can get off to the best start.

This article was published on 26 Jun 2014 and has been viewed 788 times
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