It’s that time of year again; the holidays are upon us and everyone is busy planning meals, parties, family activities, shopping lists, and travel arrangements. If you’re driving this year (near or far), be sure you’re prepared for your holiday road trip so you don’t get stuck ill-equipped on the side of the interstate on your way to Grandma’s.
So, somewhere in between picking up the Thanksgiving bird or crossing one more gift off your list, be sure you stock up on the essentials for your car and your family, so you have everything you need while you’re driving. Following is a helpful holiday road trip checklist you can use to make sure you’ve made your list and checked it twice!
- Up-to-date auto insurance card and paperwork
- Tools for fixing a flat – working, properly inflated, spare tire and jack, can of “fix-a-flat”, etc.
- GPS or maps
- Cell phone charger
- Emergency supplies for your family – first aid kit, snacks and water for the kids, toilet paper, etc.
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Jumper cables
- Extra Oil, washer fluid, etc.
Make sure your holiday road trip checklist items are well organized and accessible to those who’ll need them; e.g., snacks should be easy for bigger kids to access without the driver having to assist, while tools for flat tires can be safely stowed in the trunk to ensure they’re there when needed, but out of the way of the more often used cargo. Also, your holiday road trip checklist shouldn’t just be comprised of supplies, you may want to get a tune-up and have your tires checked before you embark on any lengthy holiday road trips; and be sure to check and top off fluids and gas before you get on the road. The holidays can be hectic enough as is, don’t cause yourself anymore undue stress by getting caught on the road unaware; use our holiday road trip checklist to ensure you have everything you need.
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