Road Trip Tips

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2016 Ford Explorer - Staunton, VA

When was the last time you took your car for an inspection?

Taking a road trip can be a great way to explore a new area, head off on a new adventure, and catch up with old friends and relatives. However, if you don’t plan correctly, road trips can be long, exhausting, and stressful. Here are a few road trip tips to make your next adventure a success.

  • Get a checkup for your car. Obviously, your car is an invaluable asset for a successful road trip. Before you leave, take your car in for a checkup and catch up on any needed maintenance.
  • Be prepared. Even the most thorough service appointments can’t prevent all breakdowns. Be prepared for a roadside emergency with a first-aid kit, spare tire kit, and fire extinguisher.
  • Calculate fuel costs. Use your car’s average fuel efficiency to calculate how much you will need to spend on fuel. You don’t want to run out of money before your return trip.
  • Bring snacks. Pack some high-energy snacks for the road that are easy to eat in the car and can withstand the heat. Things like nuts, granola bars, and dried fruit are excellent choices.
  • Pack efficiently. Less is more when it comes to packing for a trip. Stick to one bag per person. You can always drive to the nearest laundromat if you run out of clothes.

With these rules in mind, your next road trip should be a complete success.

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