Memorial Day is approaching, which signals the beginning of road trip season. This summer many people will be heading out on that great American road trip! We live in a beautiful part of the world, with such wonders and great places to explore! How could you resist? Here are a few things to think about before-hand to help you get the most out of your adventures.
- Budget- It is amazing how quickly things can add up when we are on the open road. It is a good idea to set a realistic budget for how much you can afford to spend each day on meals, lodging, and fuel.
- Route- Plan the route to your destination and your stopping points for breaks. There is the TripTik Travel Planner (AAA.com/triptik) which allows you to map your itinerary and make adjustments at anytime. It also helps locate gas stations, campgrounds, electric-vehicle charging pods, as well as hotels and restaurants.
- Pack snacks- You have fueled up the car, but what about those passengers? Pack a cooler stocked with sandwiches, fruit, drinks, and snacks. This will help cut down on expenses, and time consuming pit stops. This will also keep you eating healthier foods than what you will probably pick up at the gas station.
- Tune 'er up- Nothing can spoil a road trip faster than car trouble. When ever you bring your vehicle to Street Tech Auto Care, we always do a full courtesy inspection. It is a good idea to schedule an oil change appointment at least a week before your departure, so we can do that vehicle inspection and check and top off all fluids. Planning ahead to have the vehicle checked will help ensure you enjoy happy trails.
Speaking of happy trails, the best road trips aren't just traveling from point A to point B. If you see a sign that catches your eye, or if something on the side of the road intrigues you, don't be afraid to venture off course. Sometimes the best memories and experiences come from the ride!