With summer having fully gone until next year; you might be craving a road trip, to enjoy the open road, a beautiful coastline, or just a change of scenery with your other half or some of your mates. You’ll be able to make some lasting memories with your faves, before the festive party season kicks in, and it could be a total surprise where the road takes you this weekend. The journey is all part of the fun; so you’ll want to ensure that you have everything you need for a road trip to remember.
The following are some things to consider if you’re about to set off and travel on a lengthy drive and some tips and ideas you might like to make it that little bit better.
Make sure that every passenger has plenty of food and hydration to keep them satiated for the journey ahead (especially the driver). There might be long periods on a motorway, where it would be a health (and hanger) risk not to have adequate snacks and drinks for each person in the car; so ensure that you make a stop at the service station before you begin the adventure.
Try to ration the snacks; binging on all the food early on will not only deplete your supplies too quickly, but there’s likely to be a few cases of car sickness, and people will need you to pull over. Stock up for your car too; you’ll need a spare tire and possibly some oil and petrol so that you don’t find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere if you take a wrong turn.
Aside from all your supplies; you’ll need to do the relevant checks before you leave that will reassure you your vehicle is safe and roadworthy. Be vigilant of other motorists at all times; people may also be rushing to make their weekend plans, so don’t let another’s irresponsible driving affect yours. Never pick up your phone to check or send a message; ask one of the other passengers to help you out instead.
It’s worth having more than one driver in the car, so when it’s been a long day, nobody is at risk of falling asleep at the wheel as you can rotate who’s controlling the car. Make sure that you’ve sorted out your insurance; take a look at sites like cheapautoinsurance.co and pick the right option for your car. Be sure to check out this guide from Lendedu to finding the cheapest insurance out there!
Check your tire pressure and lights before you set off; fill up on fuel, and make sure that everyone’s happy with the condition of the vehicle and its ability to get you to your destination safely.
Comfort Is Key
For those not driving; it can be a long time to sit and do nothing. Therefore, it’s important to take regular comfort breaks, so that everyone can stretch their legs and is in no physical discomfort. If you’re driving through the night; provide people with a blanket and somewhere to rest their head, so that the next designated driver wakes up refreshed and ready for the open road. Put your favourite radio station on in the background, and enjoy what your road trip adventure has to offer you and your mates this weekend.