With summer right around the corner, it’s time to get your car in tip-top shape for the season.
Whether you’re heading to the cottage or cabin or driving across the country, there are some things to think about to help you and your passengers stay safe on your next road trip.
First, make sure your car is ready to face any weather conditions that may arise. With properly inflated tires in good condition, a maintenance check, a fully charged car battery or enough gas in the tank, you’ll be able to get where you’re going with ease.
Next, be sure to plan your route ahead of time. Avoid driving between midnight and 6 a.m. and plan out the stops you’ll be making in between, including charging or fuel stops.
Stay prepared by always having an emergency roadside kit at your disposal. Important items to include in the kit are jumper cables, a flashlight, blankets, matches and candles, bottled water, dry food and a first aid kit. It may seem like one too many items, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
It’s also important to find insurance coverage that fits your road-tripping needs. Roadside assistance, as offered by many insurers, could be an invaluable feature during your adventure. With just a few clicks on an app, you can request a tow and be back on the road in no time.
Some insurance providers also reward safe driving with discounts, such as Belairdirect’s automerit program, to give you even more incentive to handle those highways like a pro.
Now that you’ve covered all your bases, you’re ready and well equipped to embark on a summer road trip. Find more travel tips at belairdirect.com