Road trips are fun! You get to experience different cities and places. You also get to spend more time with your family, partner, or friends. Sure it has its challenges and difficulties. But if you take proper precaution, inspect your car, and drive safely, it is a really great experience.
Guide to Taking a Road Trip
We’ve written a series of articles to help you prepare for and enjoy a Road Trip. Click on the following links below to read each one.
Before a Long Drive
Before you take your car out for a long ride, check it or take it to your mechanic. Nothing ruins a good vacation like a car that refuses to run.
As you plan your trip, identify your rest stops. As a general rule, plan to stop between 2-3 hours to stretch your arms and legs, eat something, or enjoy a tourist spot along the way.
You know you’re a good driver. But it doesn’t hurt to review some of these rules. Even the best drivers need occasional reminders.
A long drive can be brutal. Download these 5 apps that helps make your long drive bearable.
During the Road Trip
Driving along the highway is great! You get to enjoy higher mileage per gallon. For other ways to improve your fuel efficiency, check out this article.
Did your car beep to remind you that fuel is about to run out? Don’t worry, you have a couple of miles yet.
City driving means horrendous traffic! The alternative is to drive long distances at night. You can avoid traffic, but you run the risk of driving while sleepy, or even falling asleep! Read this article to weigh in on the benefits and risks of driving long distances at night.
Waze is a great app. It helps you find your destination, remind you about your speed, and even lets you know if there is police along your way.
In addition to Waze, Google Maps is also a good app to open while driving. Check out several features to help you navigate.
If you are driving and you get stopped by a police or highway patrol, don’t panic. Read this article to know what to do.
Accidents do happen… even to the most careful drivers. So if you’re unsure what to do if it happens, read this article. It helps to be prepared.