Road trips can mean a lot of fun and adventure. The car trip is the most convenient and comfortable transport for your holiday. It is the best time to turn your ordinary vehicle into a driving palace. Here are the best tips for your safety journey.
Plan the Route
To travel safely to the desired destination, get in touch with the road conditions, the route you will follow, the traffic rules are different from one country to the other country. Prepare maps, save useful travel applications, Use the GPS navigation- it can help you to get rid of stress, especially in unknown areas. But do not schedule everything in a minute. Take time for a stop at a place with a view, a walk in a village, a picnic.
Early Car Rental
If you do not have an own car or you need a larger one to travel comfortably, you can choose the right car. From compact models, ideal for crowded metropolises, to sedans, spacious SUVs and 7 or 9-seater, there is a wealth of options. Otherwise, if you postpone, it is very difficult to get best offers or costing you more, especially during holidays (summer holiday).
Check the Condition of the Car
Any technical problem can spoil your vacation, guaranteed. A few days before departure, check the car’s features and equipment (air conditioning, tire pressure and wear, brake pads, wipers, engine oil, brake and coolant fluids, first aid, medical aid, reflective triangle, spare wheel) etc. If you find any shortcomings or irregularities, you have to resolve them before you go on a journey.
Even if you made reservations in advance (directly to suppliers or through a travel agency or online platforms), before your departure, confirm with each vendor whether everything is all right or not about your reservation to prevent any unpleasant surprises: dates and lift / surrender conditions for car rentals, hotel / boarding bookings, etc. Take the printed proof of your reservations, note the addresses and phone numbers of each vendor.
Avoid luggage overload
When you are packing the suitcase, just pack the things that you know what you will use. Thus, especially if there are more passengers, you will ensure that the volume of luggage will not make you uncomfortable during your journey and reduce your fuel consumption. Keep in mind that some products are very important like charger, camera, the favorite toys of children, etc.
Take Rest before Leaving
Fatigue on the road is not only a discomfort, but also a danger to drivers and passengers. Sleep well before a long journey, Also you need eat fresh, nutritious and healthy foods and do not drink alcohol the day before your departure.
Music for the Road
Any driver knows what a pleasant company can be your favorite music on the road. Put multiple CDs in your car or save your favorite albums to a USB drive. There are areas where you will not be able to capture the radio signal, so why not make sure that you have a pleasant background for the whole trip?!
Make sure you have enough fuel to avoid stress while waiting for the “first gas station”.
Enjoy your Trip
On the long road, pleasant surprises can occur, but also inconveniences. But try to enjoy the trip and do not let anything spoil your mood. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover something new and socialize with the locals. Keep in touch with everyone you interact, be patient, avoid conflicts, you can help others and with smile.