Road Trip Tips
Check out these tips to enjoy a safe and fun winter road trip!
Complete all major repairs and scheduled maintenance before you go. Has your engine light been on for a while? Does your oil need changing? Most major problems start out small, so its better to fix any issues now instead of calling a tow truck on the side of the highway in the winter cold.
Check your glove box! Do you have all necessary insurance and registration papers in one place? Are they current? Hopefully, you wont need them, but its better to know where things are than to be scrambling for something later.
Clean out your car! Its a great time to get rid of stuff you wont need and make sure you have the things that you DO need. Take out summer items and make sure that you have any winter equipment that you might need. An ice scraper, warm blankets and chains can go a long way to make sure you will have a comfortable trip and be prepared for the cold if something unforeseeable does happen.
Don't risk your paint job--schedule a complete wash and detail after you return to remove all the bugs and dirt.
Fill your tank! You know where the best prices are at home, so get it done before you go. Looking for the best price on the road? Try http://gasbuddy.com to find the lowest prices on gas around the nation.
Map it out! Getting lost is no fun on a road trip. If you're tired of the interstate, try America's back roads. You'll have less traffic, plus you'll see some sights you never dreamed could exist. Use www.roadtripamerica.com and www.roadsideamerica.com to plan an unforgettable adventure.