AGE UK Dorchester is urging drivers to get up to speed on car cover for the great bank holiday getaway.

Di Lawrence of Age UK Dorchester said: “With many of us eager to make the most of the last bank holiday of the summer, millions of drivers will be taking to UK roads over the long weekend.

With this in mind there has never been a better time to check that both your car and your insurance policy are up to scratch before you head off on your trip.

“It is crucial to read the small print of your policy carefully so you know what is and is not covered, and to make sure you are not paying for any additional elements or fees that can be hidden in the small print. If in doubt on your entitlements contact your insurer who will be able to clarify your level of cover and check it is adequate for your needs.”