Whether you’re taking a family trip to see fall leaves or following your favorite football team to their next game, going on a road trip is fun! You get to experience new things and make lots of new memories. However, to ensure you have a successful road trip with your family and friends, it’s crucial that you make proper preparations and you use safe driving practices. Nothing ruins a great getaway like a break down or fender bender!
Prep tips for your next road trip
If you’re taking the kids up north for a chance to see autumn leaves and experience fall weather, the first step is to make sure your Clermont Toyota is prepped! For a road trip with kids, necessities include:
Once your ride is ready for the kids, make sure you’ve got it packed safely and strategically! Car packing techniques apply to everyone – not just those traveling with tots. Toyota of Clermont has tips on how to pack a car, like:
Now that your Clermont Toyota is packed and everyone is buckle in safely, it’s time to hit the open road! While out on the road, don’t forget to use defensive driving techniques to keep you and your passengers safe.
Defensive Driving Tip #1: Always leave space between your Clermont Toyota and the cars in front of you. Allow yourself more reaction time by leaving following space.
Defensive Driving Tip #2: Eliminate distractions. Keep your cell phone out of reach and out of sight so you’re not tempted to distract yourself while driving.
Defensive Driving Tip #3: Pay attention to your surroundings. Keep an eye out for any drivers who are being reckless, road debris, animals on the side of the road, etc. It’s important that you stay alert and aware while behind the wheel
If you face rain or fog while on your road trip, don’t forget to use your headlights and windshield wipers! Make sure you can see clearly and other drivers are able to see you!
For more tips on how to stay safe on your road trip, call Toyota of Clermont at (888) 590-6090!