As official sponsors of Home Nations Football, Vauxhall recognises that whilst the Northern Irish team may not be competing on the pitch this summer, there are still plenty of reasons for people to display their national pride.
Vauxhall dealerships in Northern Ireland are therefore encouraging people to take to the road and explore the best their nation has to offer in celebration of all things Northern Irish.
And in an effort to encourage locals to make the most of the attractions which are right on their doorstep, Vauxhall has released a list of the top five places to visit in Northern Ireland over the holiday season:
• Go wild at Belfast Zoo
• Walk in the footsteps of giants at the Giant’s Causeway
• Take a trip to Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
• Check out the amazing sights, activities and wildlife at Castle Espie Wetland Centre
• Get to grips with life under the sea at Portaferry’s Exploris aquarium
Gordon Hannen, Regional Operations Manager for Northern Ireland comments: “We are proud to be encouraging individuals from Northern Ireland to enjoy some of the attractions at home this summer. We feel that it is important to promote a sense of national pride in the current economic climate, particularly when it comes to boosting our national heritage and tourism industries.”
And to help you along the way, Vauxhall is offering motorists some top tips when it comes to preparing your vehicle for long journeys this summer:
• Plan your journey, ensuring that you know where you are going, including any rest-stops and why not opt for a scenic route through Northern Ireland to enjoy the views and avoid the holiday traffic?
• Check that all the lights and indicators are working and make sure there are some spare bulbs in the glove box
• Ensure that wipers are in good condition and check that there are no chips on the windscreen
• Make sure there are no bulges or splits in the tyres, check tyre pressures as per the vehicle handbook and make sure the spare tyre is in good condition
• Make sure all seatbelts are in good working order and that there are no warning lights on the dashboard requiring attention
To make your journey even smoother, Vauxhall customers can benefit from a wide range of in-car accessories, including Garmin Sat Navs, iPod connectivity devices and Bury Bluetooth hands-free sets.
Accessories can be purchased from Vauxhall dealerships across Northern Ireland. Please click here to use our Dealer Locator.