How to get your car road trip ready.
Earlier in the week I wrote a blog about some amazing road trip destinations in the United Kingdom. If anyone is planning on having a road trip in the months ahead then you need to make sure your car is road trip ready. I have put together a list to help you with all the things you need to do to ensure your car is ready to go.
Firstly you need to make sure your car is well equipped to take on the long drive. There are a few things that are vital to check ahead of your road trip. You need to check your fluids as these may need changing. Check your engine filter to see if you need a new one. Check your tires to ensure they are not balding. Check that your lights are all working. Check your brakes. It is also wise to check your car horn just to make sure it is working should you need it. You have to check everything to ensure your car is safe and legal for your road trip.
Now that you have checked all the vital things on your vehicle are in order you can think about things inside your car that will keep you comfortable and organised on your trip. If there is passengers with you on your road trip then they may want to bring pillows and blankets so they can be comfortable and maybe even take a nap to pass time. If you don’t want to be making lots of stops on the way to your destination then get loads of snacks and drinks to keep you going on your journey until you do make a stop. I also recommend having a bag, a box or something to put any rubbish in that you gather on your road trip. This makes things a lot easier when you come around to cleaning your car after the trip.
There are a few things that you should also have in your car just in case you need them. A first aid kit is essential just in case someone has an accident or injury so you can tend to them quickly. If your car breaks down or you get a flat tire then it is also handy to have a spare tire, a jack and some jump wires just in case you need them. Another thing you should definitely have with you is your phone and a car phone charger so you can call somebody to help if you need to. Your phone is also useful if you get lost as you can go onto the maps app and get directions to where you need to be going.
There is lots of things you should do to get your car road trip ready. Remember to never drive if you are too tired. If you have a long drive ahead of you then it might be worth taking turns when driving with another driver. To keep your wheels protected while you are on your road trip go to the RimPro-Tec website and buy yourself a set of RimPro-Tec's.