Road Trip Safety Tips

Road Trip Safety Tips

Summer is here, and school will be letting out for the year very soon. For many families, that means it’s time to start planning the annual family road trip. This year, to make sure your summer trip goes off without a hitch, it would be wise to plan ahead and make sure you’re prepared.

Here are a few road trip safety tips for your summer adventures.

Get a Tune-Up

The last thing you want is for your vehicle to break down unexpectedly while you’re out on the open road. Be sure to take your vehicle to a trusted mechanic for a thorough tune-up before you head out. It’s also a good idea to ask them to check for any major issues that might need to be addressed before your trip.

Get Some Rest

Make sure you get a good night’s rest the night before your trip. If your trip involves driving for more than six hours, it’s a good idea to stop at a hotel for the night, relax, and unwind before heading back out.

Have Safety Seats Inspected

Traveling with young children comes with its own set of concerns. Before leaving, have your child safety seats inspected to make sure they’re properly installed. If you’re not sure where to get your seats inspected, you can call 866-SEAT-CHECK for a free listing of local inspection stations.

The most important thing you can do before a summer road trip is to plan ahead. Make sure you’re prepared ahead of time, and you should have no issues out on the road.

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