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The Importance of Being Prepared for a Family Road Trip

Mountain Road via Pixabay (Pubic Domain)

Mountain Road via Pixabay (Pubic Domain)

As most parents know, there’s nothing more important than being prepared and if you’re considering a road trip with or without the family in tow, there are some things you should sort out beforehand to ensure maximum enjoyment. If you’re travelling with kids, you already know that you have to have every angle covered and all eventualities foreseen and when planning a road trip, there’s very little difference.

Maintenance Checks to Make Before a Road Trip

  • • Check that your tires are in good condition, that the tread is not worn, and check that the air pressure is correct. You can find out the correct pressure for your car in your manual.
  • • Check all your lights work including fog lights and that all the casings are clean.
  • • Check the rubber seals and tubes around the windows, doors and in the engine to make sure there’s no damage and that they’re doing the job they should be doing.
  • • Check your water, oil, and transmission fluid levels and make sure everything is topped up to the correct level.


Other Preparation for your Road Trip

Aside from the performance of your car you should also check that you have all the insurance documents in your glove box and pack a first aid kit for any small emergencies while on the road. Consider your comfort while on your road trip too and if you know you won’t have a stopping point for a while ensure you have enough food and refreshments to keep you going! If you have satellite navigation that’s great but if not, make sure you have the most up-to-date maps for where you’re headed. There’s no need to be regimented about the route you take but that’s only if you have no chance of getting lost!


You’ll find a Great Car for you Road Trip at Irvine Auto Center!

One of the most crucial things about road trip preparation is to make sure the car you have is going to get you reliably where you’re going.  At Irvine Auto Center we have a wide range of top quality used and new cars in Irvine, CA available for your immediate test drive. We ensure all our cars meet our very high standards before they’re sold because our reputation depends on it. Find the best car to deliver the best road trip experience and call our dealerships today! We have a huge selection with many brands represented, and are sure we have what you are looking for in our inventory.


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