Even though summer is a great time to pack the car and hit the road with friends and family, it can be a dangerous time to put yourself behind the wheel.
While you should not let this stop you from taking a summer road trip, it is important to keep in mind there are certain precautions you might want to take to help keep yourself and your loved ones safe from summertime road dangers.
Read on for two tips to help you prepare for your road trip this summer.
#1 - Have your car serviced.
Whether you take it to a shop or do it yourself, it is important to make sure your vehicle receives the proper care necessary before heading out on a long road trip. It’s a good idea to do the following:
- Check the tires and tire pressure.
- Listen to and feel the brakes.
- Secure and test the battery.
- Ensure engine oil and other fluids are topped off.
- Replace the windshield wiper blades and fill up the wiper fluid.
- Take a look at the belts and hoses for wear and tear.
#2 - Pack an emergency kit.
The last thing you want is to be stranded on the side of the road without the supplies you need. Unfortunately, an accident can happen at any time, and if it does, you’ll want to be prepared.
Even if an accident doesn’t occur, there is still always a chance of a mechanical failure within your vehicle, so it is best to have everything you need in case such a thing should happen.
Some of the items you may want in your emergency kit include:
- A spare tire, wheel wrench, and tripod jack.
- Jumper cables.
- A tool kit and multipurpose utility tool.
- A flashlight and extra batteries.
- Reflective triangles and a brightly colored cloth to make your car more easily visible.
- A compass.
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