The gas prices are staying down a while longer and the weather is warming up. Perhaps a road trip is in your future! If that’s the case, we’ve compiled some helpful tips to remember when hitting the open road.
Car Check! Whether you do it yourself, or you take it to the shop, make sure your car is in the best condition possible for a long trip. This includes checking fluids, wiper blades, hose connections, tire pressure, signals and headlights.
Cell phones are essential these days although we do reply on them heavily make sure to be prepared. Have your phone charger, have a roadside assistance phone number, etc. It’s also a good idea to have contact information for all of your important destinations saved before you hit the road. This could save you time in case you get lost or have car trouble.
Your trunk can be full of luggage, or full of emergency care items. However prepared you choose to be, there are some items that should be there. For example, a tire iron, bottled water, a fire extinguisher, a first-aid kit and reflectors.
Before you take off on your adventure, make sure the tread on the spare tire is good and pressure is right. And if you have the room, swap out the doughnut tire for a full-sized spare. And last, but certainly not least consider going through a quality drive thru car wash and add protective measures such as Rain-X and wax to help give protection against the elements and bugs which can cause harm to your paint surface.