Are you hitting the road on your next trip? Whether you’re visiting a province with the kids or driving up the coast of the north, sitting in the car for 10 hours becomes boring and uncomfortable. It’s best to plan the trip and leave home with these road trip tips so you, your passengers, and your car can get to your destination safely.
Check your vehicle before your trip
To avoid an unexpected vehicle breakdown in the middle of your trip, be sure that your vehicle is in great condition – tires are fully inflated, all fluids are at their apt levels, brakes are properly working, and your car’s tank is filled with gas. You may also want to have your mechanic conduct a more thorough check before you leave.
Have a great road trip companion
Having someone who can make sure you are sufficiently caffeinated and keep you company while driving will help your eyes remain open. You can also share the steering wheel responsibilities with them to allow you to take a power nap without losing time.
Obey the rules of the road
Traffic laws are important because they keep motorists and all other road users safe. As a driver, you are required to give your full attention on the road, avoid distractions such as cellphones and rowdy passengers in the back seat. And remember, stay on your right lane, be buckled up properly, steer at the right speed, and follow every traffic sign.
Bring your car repair kit
To help you deal with unforeseen obstacles in the road, always keep a car emergency repair kit inside your trunk such as a tire jack, spare tire, lug wrench, jumper cables, and duct tape, among other tools. You may want to also have some cleaning and hygiene items on hand for a cleaner and easier trip.
Have a mechanic on call
Nothing is more time-consuming and frustrating when your car broke down in the middle of a road with no auto repair services are in sight. In this account, having your trusted mechanic or repair shop contact details saved in your phone will make things less inconvenient. On-call auto mechanics can respond to urgent car repairs whenever and wherever you are.
Purchase a car insurance
Your long-distance driving precautionary measures are incomplete without car insurance. Getting one will protect not just your car, but also your financial liability. If you get into an accident without car insurance, you might get stuck paying thousands of pesos for a car accident you are liable for.
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