car & trip preparation

How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip

There’s usually a lot of excitement built up around an approaching road trip. Driving long distances typically means you will be visiting someplace exciting and new. Plus, many people love the feeling of open roads, open skies, kilometres of rubber and road. Sure, there may be an occasional gripe from a kid in the backseat, but for many travellers road trips offer the experience of breaking free from the monotony of everyday life.

As much as people may love road trips, this type of holiday can be disastrous if not prepared for adequately. Few road trips end well that are planned and prepared for the night before departure. Road trips should be contemplated and prepared for weeks in advance. The following is a checklist of items to remember when preparing your vehicle specifically, starting weeks before you hit the road.

2-4 weeks

1 week

1 day


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