Many will say summer is their favorite time of year. This is thanks to the warm weather, swimming, ice cream eating, school breaks or fun vacations.
If you are taking a summer road trip it is important to first learn a few tips before you get on the road.
NHTSA offered a list of steps to take:
Get Your Care Serviced
Regular routine services such as an oil change will make a huge difference in the life of your car. It’s good to do this before a road trip so that if anything is going on with your car you can get it fixed before having to learn the hard way.
Check for Recalls
Go Over Your Vehicle Safety Checklist
This includes checking your: tires, lights, cooling system, fluid level, belts and hoses, wiper blades, air conditioning, floor mats
Pack an Emergency Roadside Kit
Some things you may want to consider including are: cell phone, charger, first aid kit, flashlight, jumper cables, jack to change a tire, basic tools, water, nonperishable food, medicines, maps, blankets, towels and coats
Ensure everyone is wearing their seatbelt and sitting in their seat correctly. Be sure children are in the backseat and in the correct seat, booster seat or car seat.