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Before You Take a Road Trip

May-31-2017 By admin

Summer is here and for many people that means that it’s time for vacations! If you’re traveling with your family you will probably find that the most economical trip will be a road trip as it will be cheaper than flying and you will be able to bring along your own food which will save you money on dining! Before you head out on your several hour, maybe even couple of day, long trip there are a few things that you need to check out. Making sure that you’re ready for your trip will help ensure that you don’t end up being the subject of the new bad-family-road-trip movie!


  1. Make Sure the Car is Ready
    One of the most common mistakes made by families going on road trips is not ensuring that the car is ready. Even if it seems that your car does not have any problems while you drive around town it’s a good idea to get it checked out before you head out. Your car will have different challenges being on the road for so long and you want to be sure that it’s prepared. The most important thing to have checked out is the tires. Your tires will be put through a lot on a long road trip so you want to make sure they can handle the stress. If you find that you’re in need of new tires you can visit TireBuyer for awesome deals!
  2. Make Sure You Have Enough Food
    Road trips can get boring even with all of the technology that you will most likely be bringing along. There is something about being bored that makes people, especially kids, want to eat. This is where it is important that you bring plenty of snacks if you are trying to save money. You can get a box of crackers that will feed your whole family at the grocery store for the same price as a single serving at a convenience store. Take the whole family to the store before your trip and let everyone pick out their favorite snack to bring. Make sure that you also have plenty of drinks. With that being said you should probably monitor the drinking in the car if you don’t want to be making pit-stops every 30 minutes!
  3. All Those Little Things
    Don’t forget about those essential small things that are so easy to forget! You’ll want to make sure that you have maps just in case there are detours and you end up in an unfamiliar place where your GPS is not working. You’ll probably want to bring power banks in case you end up in a situation where you can’t charge your phones for some reason. Also, don’t forget to bring a good first aid kit for all the bumps and bruises that can happen when you have your whole family in a small confined place! In order to keep from forgetting all of these things make a list before you leave so that you don’t forget something very important!

Using these tips is not guaranteed to make you have a trip without incident but it will help keep you from a few of the possibilities!