Tips to prepare your vehicle for a family road trip

By acashel | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 11:34 pm

Are you planning a road trip this summer? If so, it is important to prepare so your journey goes smoothly and there are no hiccups along the way.

With that in mind, read on for tips that could help you prepare for your long road journey.

Preparing Your Car for the Trip

The first thing you need to do is make sure that your vehicle is prepared for the long journey ahead. To do this, you need to do a thorough check of your car to make sure that there are not any issues that could manifest while on the road.

This involves checking the following:

  • Tire Pressure
  • Windshield wipers
  • Fluids (including windshield fluid, oil and brake fluid)
  • Brakes
  • Air conditioning and other car systems

At Drive Casa, we recommend getting a professional inspection of your car to to ensure it is in tip-top shape for your road trip!

Prepare for an Emergency  

One of the most important things you need to do is make sure that you have everything you need for your journey, including items you will need in the case of an emergency. For safety precautions, have an emergency kit that includes:

  • Bandages
  • Alcohol Wipes
  • Bottles of Water
  • Flashers/torches
  • Batteries
  • A pocket knife
  • Can Air

In addition to this, you should make sure to write down your breakdown service provider’s telephone number for your vehicle as well as your membership number.

Tips for Road Trips with Children

Bringing the family along on your road trip? If so, then you need to be even more prepared!

For starters, you need to make sure that your child has the correct car seat or booster seat for their age. Also need to make sure that this car seat is compatible with your vehicle.

Entertainment is also a necessity for children, so make sure you have plenty of games to keep your children entertained.

Entertainment options can include:

  • iPad
  • Puzzle games
  • Card games
  • Music
  • DVDs

Drive Casa Tip: Avoid giving your children all of these entertainment options at once and instead hold a few toys back so that you have reinforcements throughout the journey.

Why Choose Drive Casa

As you can see, there is a lot that needs to be taken into consideration when planning a long journey!

If you do not think your vehicle can make it on a long journey, you definitely should consider an upgrade and not risk it, or take someone else’s safer vehicle.

At Drive Casa, we have plenty of quality vehicles in our inventory that are road-trip ready! We even provide complimentary oil changes for our customers for the first year. To browse our inventory today, please click here!

If you have challenged credit, we can still help! We are a Buy-Here-Pay-Here dealership with in-house financing, and we work with all credit backgrounds. Get pre-approved today, click here!

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