Everyone loves a road trip. They’re fun and exciting. However, hitting the road unprepared isn’t very cool.
Whether you’re embarking on a simple weekend getaway or taking a long-distance road trip, there are a few things you can and should do to ensure that you are ready to get started and be prepared for. Read on and be safe on this much anticipated road trip.
Prepare your car
Before embarking on that road trip, you have to make sure that your vehicle is adequately prepared. Make sure that the oil and filter have been recently changed and the water reservoirs are full.
If you’ll be driving a long distance, it would be best to have your wheels aligned. This will prevent a shaky or unstable ride and will help you save on tire wear later on.
Have the air conditioner checked
Braving the heat while living in your automobile could be unbearable if your air conditioner is broken. Driving with the windows down will not provide the same cool airflow. So, be sure to take your car to a mechanic and have it checked before the trip.
Fatigue and alcohol are two of the biggest killers on the road. So, make sure to do a quick research and plan your route before you leave. This includes the distances and driving time.
The summer heat has a way of exhausting a person. If you believe you can drive the whole day, that’s fine but be sure to give yourself enough time to rest. Most importantly, don’t drink and drive.
Avoid afternoon driving
Tolerating the summer heat can be a bit of a challenge. So, why not take a rest in the afternoon?
For the most pleasant temperature and traffic-free experience, we suggest driving at dusk, dawn or at night. Not only will you feel more comfortable, you can also save a few extra dollars on gas. Mind you, it takes less gas to cool your car when the temperature outside drops.