How To Avoid the Worst Road Trips

How To Avoid the Worst Road Trips

In honor of national Plan For Vacation day, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks to make your vacation road trip as enjoyable as possible. Vacations are a time to take a break and relax, so don’t spend your time stressing about the traveling aspect! Grab out a notebook and pen and take note on our tips and tricks for avoiding that road trip disaster that you are always afraid of!

Be Prepared

As most people already know, preparation is key. Before you set out for your road trip, you want to make sure you are prepared for every possible situation. Now, don’t stress out about this because chances are, you won’t have to use your emergency food supply, but it’s better to be over prepared rather than under prepared.

Consider The Weather

To get ready for your trip, you need to take into consideration the weather. Is it snowing? Be sure to get snow tires and chains. You should also check the road conditions multiple times leading up to your departure just in case traveling becomes too dangerous. Is it raining? Make sure your windshield wipers are working properly! The worst thing is getting caught in a rainstorm without good windshield wipers. Or is it sunny? Grab your favorite pair of shades before you head out. Weather can also be very unpredictable, so you should be prepared for a variety of weather conditions.

Get an Emergency Car Kit

One way you can get yourself prepared for many different kinds of emergencies is to buy or make your own emergency kit. You can find these at many stores or you can go online and get one from Amazon. If you choose to make your own kit, you should make sure it has everything you might need in case of an emergency. Things you might consider including in your kit are:

  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Flashlights
  • Blankets
  • Water Bottles
  • Non-Perishable Snacks
  • Tool Kit
  • Jumper Cables
  • Cell Phone and Charger
  • Maps
  • Etc.

Make A List

When it comes to vacations, you want to go out and enjoy yourself, not find out later that you forgot something at home! One way you can ensure you have everything packed in your car is to make a list leading up to the trip. This list will vary depending on where you are going, who you are going with and how long you will be away from home, but here are some basic items you might want to consider in your list

  • Clothes (Shirts, Pants, Shoes, Belts, etc.)
  • Shower Necessities
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Hair Brush
  • Makeup
  • Entertainment (Books, Phone, Laptop, Camera, Puzzles, etc.)
  • Chargers
  • Snacks
  • Medicine or Vitamins
  • Wallet and/or Passport
  • Etc.

Get Your Car Serviced In Your Driveway

Before you head out, make sure your car is up-to-date on all of its maintenance services. Don’t worry, we’ll take care of that for you right in your driveway. If you have been experiencing any problems, get them checked out before you start your road trip because it could end up making the problems worse!

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