Road trips bring complete freedom, flexibility, and give you the power to be incharge of your journey. After all, there’s nothing more satisfying like the subtle breeze pulling off your hairs with your favorite tracks blaring in the car’s speakers and the wide open roads welcoming you.
But road trips are very daunting if you are not prepared! So, if you are having your next road trip, here are a few essential things you can’t afford to forget:
For the car: To ensure you have all the handy dandy stuff in your car, get these things in your vehicle:
A Spare Tire:
Make sure you carry a spare tire in your and keep in mind that it should be in good condition ( cross-check it!). not just that, make sure you know how to change a flat tire to deal with all kind of emergencies. This will help you at places where you will not find any car service in your location. And, don’t forget to put the jack, tire iron, and tire inflators and other tools in your car.
Get an emergency kit ready beforehand to stay protected from all mishappening. Keep things like jumper cables, flares, rope, gloves and other necessary items in it. Also, don’t forget to ensure that all the important things are working and reliable, for instance, double check ropes and gloves to make sure they will work.
One of the most important things, besides tools, are the car documents. Do check if you have car’s registration, insurance, and your driving license. Besides them, you should also keep the owner’s menu. Why? Owners menu will help you fixing broken lights, fuse box and will also give you knowledge on specific car parts. ( Tip: If you have purchased an old car or have rented car, ask for it!).
If you don’t want to hoof to that miles away gas station to refuel your vehicle, bring an empty gas can with you. Get it filled from the last mile station and keep it for emergencies.
Water And More Water!
It’s not just that your body needs to be hydrated, your car also needs lots of water when on the road. So, keep an extra gallon in your car. Also, keep handy other fluids like transmission fluid, wiper washer fluid, oils, brake fluid, and more.
A Portable Trash Can:
Because you are traveling across states and places and will be carrying lots of eatables,you definitely don’t want to throw them in your car. Doing this will make your vehicle smell awful and can give rise to germs and bacteria. So, always carry an extra garbage bag to throw those packs of chips, wafers, and empty cans.
If you are driving on the roads with heavy snow, don’t forget tire chains. They provide better traction when you are driving through snow. Besides, they help you get enough grip allowing your car wheels to rotate freely. Also, they help prevent skidding!
Now that you know what to pack before heading for a road trip, you are good to drive! But, before don’t forget these tips:
- Drive more on the roads that are designed for cars. Of course, you will find gravel and dirt on them, going off road can hamper car tires.
- Always look for secure campsites and keep safety tools handy.
- Bring as much as firewood and matches. And make the campfire at a distance from the closest tree.
- Freeze only that food, which you are going to consume on your third or fourth day of the trip.
- Keep filling fuel whenever you see a gas station; you might don’t know that the one you are leaving might be the last fuel station.
- If lost, don’t wander; instead, stay with your vehicle.
That was it! have a happy journey!
Elvira is a auto professional who’s interests in studying and writing about the air compressor which are used in vehicals. She aims to dish out information with passion and concern to help you reagrding the all types of vehicals compressor tools.