Road trips are supposed to be exciting. They can turn into a real nightmare if you aren’t well-prepared. The following list includes 7 planning tips for your next road trip that might help eliminate some of the stress people feel when traveling. See what you think of these 7 suggestions and feel free to include some of your own in the comment section.
7. Check fluid levels in the car before departing
It’s a horrible feeling to be in an unknown area without a way to get back home. This is the main reason I double check the fluid levels of my vehicle before heading out on a trip. You can take your car to any service station and have this procedure done. It might be a good idea to have the tread on your tires and your brakes checked out as well.
6. Bring a great selection of music
Scanning through fuzzy radio station is a pain in the rear. I always have plenty of CDs in the car to choose from. This saves me time from being distracted while attempting to get a clear radio signal in. When I travel with another person, whoever is in the passenger seat is the DJ. I find this is a much safer option when it comes to choosing music while on the road. As long as you both agree on the music, there shouldn’t be any arguments over which CD is played.
5. Lower food costs by taking your own
There’s a big red cooler in the back of my car, no matter what time of year it is. This is an excellent way to store items from the grocery store and to keep me from making stops at fast food restaurants while traveling. A selection of crackers, trail mixes, granola bars, and juice boxes keeps me from getting hungry while driving. Any of these items are easy to eat while on the road. It never hurts to have a jar of peanut butter, a container of jam, and a big loaf of bread either.