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Road trip tips for the summer

Summer road trip tips 

When the air is getting warmer and school is out, road trips are a wonderful way to get out of the house and explored new places. Keep reading to learn about road trip tips during the summer. 

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Plan your route ahead of time 

A road trip is not meant to be rushed. Before heading out check the weather, traffic and road conditions. You will want to familiarize yourself with the area before going and let others know your route and anticipated arrival time. 

Get your vehicle maintenance to prepare for the long drive 

You don’t want to be stranded on the side of the road. One way to prevent this from happening is to have a check-up on your vehicle. Some areas of your vehicle to have checked on his battery, lights, cooling system, fluid levels and tires. 

Check your tires 

Before you go look closely at the tread on your tires and replace them if they are low or have uneven wear. Once you have done that check the tire pressure. 

Pack an emergency kit 

In the event of the unexpected happening, you can at least prepare by packing an emergency kit. Some items to pack in this kit include warm blankets, water, jumper cables, a flashlight, flares, tools, a phone charger and a first aid kit. 

Break up your trip 

One of the worst things that happened on your road trip is becoming fatigued. This can cause a lack of response time and become dangerous. The best way to overcome this is by switching drivers from time to time, stopping to stretch your legs and take bathroom breaks. 

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Get your vehicle maintenanced for your road trip at Salinas Toyota 

To make sure your vehicle is in tiptop shape for the road ahead, schedule an appointment today. 

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