Courtesy of Discount Tire & Automotive

Before any road trip it is imperative to check these items. Having a good time can only happen when everyone arrives happy and safe.

Car Maintenance 

  • Check tires for wear: Never drive long distances on low-wearing tires
  • Check tire air pressure: Low tire pressure not only effects safety, but it also reduces gas mileage
  • Check all fluids (transmission, radiator, washer, etc.)
  • Oil change: Traveling on old oil is not good for your car’s engine
  • Check battery
  • Check A/C unit: A recharge may be required
  • Check wiper blades: You don’t want to get caught in a storm and discover they are old and worn

Items to Carry Your Car

  • First aid kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Water
  • Flashlight
  • Flares
  • Spare tire
  • Tools to change tire
  • Warm blankets
  • Detailed map (GPS fails sometimes)
  • Non-perishable food

Preparedness is essential to any successful venture. Have fun and be safe!