Summer is slowly approaching and most of us are looking for our next holiday destination. For a select few this involves taking a road trip with your friends or family. If you are going to be heading on a road trip, you might want to consider making a checklist of things that are going to be mentioned in this post. The aim of this post is to teach readers about the saving money, avoiding traffic and saving money on your road trip. Before you start a long road trip, you should always make sure that you get enough sleep and food, drinking a lot of coffee is not necessarily helpful because even though you might feel more alert at first the effects can recede at any time.
Before you even head out on your road trip, you should make sure that your car has been properly cleaned. Junk and dust always accumulate in cars over an amount of time, there’s just no avoiding it. But because when you go on a road trip you are going to be spending a lot of time in your car and accumulating even more dirt, napkins, food packages and more it’s a clever idea to get rid of the existing dirt and trash before you accumulate more.
A few days before you plan on heading on your road trip, you should consider doing an all-around check on your car. Either you do it yourself if you have the right experience and tools or take your car into a mechanic to check its fluid levels, brakes, tyres and more. You should also make sure that you have a spare tyre in the trunk of your car and make sure that it is properly inflated. Although if you do have access to a service your car can be fitted pretty much anywhere in the country!
Plan your route
Before you set off on your road trip you, should make sure that you plan your route, not only do you have to plan your route, but you must also account for weather conditions, traffic and roadworks. To avoid disappointment, it is also recommended that you plan an alternative route just in case your original route is under construction.
These days almost everybody uses a smart phone and GPS but it is always advisable to bring a good old map along as well. You are going to be driving long hours and batteries are known to run out so if you cannot charge your phone or GPS you can fall back on your regular map.
If you insist on bringing valuable items with you on your road trip, you should always keep it out of sight whenever you leave the car. You can stash your money, documents or other valuables in the glove box, the trunk or in the crevices under your seats.
Finally, the driver of the car should always make sure that all passengers are wearing seat belts. Not only is it the law in every major city around the world, it is also a safety mechanism installed for the protection of the passengers in the car and members of the public.