Road Trip Preparation

Be Prepared For the Road.

Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and the weather is beautiful.  What does that mean?  Road Trip!  Summer is an ideal time for vacationing.  With the price of air travel increasing, families are taking to the road to reach their summer-fun destination.  Your vehicle may be packed with bags, but have you remembered the safety essentials such as roadside emergency kits and quick repair tools?  One sure way to spoil a family vacation is by being unprepared when an unfortunate situation arises.

 

Before you hit the road this summer, ensure that you have the necessary items in your car to prepare you and your family for any issue that may arise while driving.  Here are some items to keep for your road trip preparation.

 

  • Working spare tire and jack
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Jumper cables
  • Extra Oil
  • US map or atlas book
  • Tools (lug nut wrench, assorted screwdrivers, adjustable wrench or multitool)
  • Can of fix-a-flat

 

Assemble these items in a small duffel bag to place in your trunk.  You may already have many of them in your home or garage.  If you don’t have a listed item, you can find it at an automotive supply store or other locations like Target or Wal-Mart.  Once your kit is assembled you are officially ready to start your summer road trip!

 

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