“Classic cars, that do a lot of work with, often like to leak a little bit, so often oils, fluids and coolants may leak out.
“We always recommend people either take a good look around themselves and make sure the car is fit for purpose.
“You’ve got the right oil in, it’s in good condition, you’ve got coolant in the car, the batteries are in good condition and basically making sure the car is prepped and ready to go.”
The RAC confirms it is “crucial” to take time out to check a vehicle before drivers hit the road on a long distance haul.
They warn seasonal weather, the extra distance and weight from any luggage or passengers can put a strain on vehicles.