With temperatures soaring this summer, disabled motorists and their families can make the most of sunny days out with seasonal motoring advice at motability.co.uk/summer. The website features top tips for staying safe while getting out and about and enjoying the sunshine.

The handy checklist includes tips such as:

  • Ensure your phone battery is fully charged before setting off on a journey. This way you’ll be able to call for assistance if you need it and if you are unsure of your exact location, RAC can track the mobile phone signal and find you
  • Don’t make your car an easy target for thieves – never leave it unattended with the windows open
  • Never leave your dog in a parked car on a warm day, even for a few minutes – make sure you take them with you. Leaving the window open a few inches, parking in the shade, or even leaving your dog with a bowl of water is not enough.
  • Pack some food and bottles of water in case you have a long wait or are travelling with young children
  • Take warm clothes and a blanket. During the summer months the temperature can sometimes drop quickly in the evening

As well as these useful tips, the website includes helpful information on a range of accessible days out from the recently updated fifth edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, available in the ‘What’s on and get involved’ section.

The online, free-to-view Guide features over 200 inspiring ideas for worry-free days out, up and down the UK including family favourites such as the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter in Hertfordshire and Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. Each venue was visited by disabled reviewers who were looking for unique attractions and inclusive features, both of which contribute to making a great day out.

Motability, the leading car scheme for disabled people, provides customers with a worry-free package that includes vehicle servicing and maintenance, full RAC breakdown assistance and tyre and windscreen replacement. Disabled people who receive either the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment, the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement or the Armed Forces Independence Payment can exchange their weekly payment to lease a new car through the Motability Scheme.

For more information on leasing a car, scooter or powered wheelchair through the Motability Scheme, visit motability.co.uk or call 0800 093 1000.