With one more month left of summer, you may be trying to squeeze in that last road trip before it’s back to school. Road trips are a great way to spend time with family and friends and simply to take in some scenery, but without the proper precautions, your much-anticipated road trip could become a problem.
Do’s and Don’ts For a Safe Road Trip
To ensure the safety of yourself and all your passengers, read through our list of dos and don’ts.
- Do Check Your Tires – When was the last time you got your tires replaced? If it has been a while, make sure you check the tread on your tires. You can check your tires by placing a penny down between the ribs (raised portion) of your tires with Lincoln’s face pointed down. If you can still see all of his head, it may be time to replace your tires.
- Don’t Neglect Your Coolant – Hot temperatures, as well as consistent AC use, can drain your coolant faster than usual. If you are planning on heading on a road trip, check to ensure your coolant is at a safe level to avoid overheating your engine.
- Do Keep a First Aid Kit and Extra Water – For travelers exploring the mountains, it is essential to remember to pack a first aid kit and extra water in your car. While our cell phones are a useful tool, cell service may not always be available if you need assistance. Be prepared to avoid bigger, more serious issues.
- Don’t Procrastinate Stopping for Gas – Gas stations can be few and far between on long road trips. Pay attention to signs and your meter to ensure you never run out of gas on your next trip.
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