We all love taking a break from reality, getting away from the desk and getting behind the wheel to go on a good old-fashioned road trip. People often times think road trip, and automatically think a bunch of young 20-somethings taking a fun adventure to who knows where, but road trips are for anybody at any age! Whether you’re planning a road trip that lasts for a couple days or one that spans the entire season, you’ll definitely need to plan it out so you have everything you need to make the trip safe and enjoyable. We’ve put together a list of must-haves for your next road trip, and as always if you have anything you would like to share, please do!
Items you need:
- Paper map for backup in case your GPS fail
- Cell phone
- Music and/or MP3 Player
- Spare tire and jack
- Jumper Cables
- Cell phone car-charger
- First-aid kit
- Small cooler
Before you hit the road, be sure your driver’s license and auto-insurance are all up-to-date and not on the brink of expiration. Also, it’s a good idea to bring your vehicle into our service department for a quick check-up to make sure your car is in good running condition!
Make a detailed itinerary of which places you will be traveling to and which landmarks you plan on visiting while at those particular places- be sure to include overnight stays too! When putting together your itinerary, determine how many miles you want to drive each day and which towns you would like to stay overnight in. The internet is a great tool to use for discovering towns in other states and whether they have restaurants and hotels, or just a gas station and convenience store.
Remember- always allow time for the unexpected! Road trips are meant to be full of adventure, but always anticipating unexpected bumps in the road is always a good idea. We hope we were able to help you plan a successful road trip that will likely lead to many others down the road!
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