The last quarter of the calendar year has all sorts of exciting holidays in it. Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are all packed into three quick months of family fun. You may be starting to make plans for your family this holiday season. Is a road trip in your plans? If your answer is yes, NonStop Towing is here with some excellent tips for you.
Car Maintenance Before Road Trip
Before you take your trip you will want to make sure that you have any necessary maintenance performed on your car. You will want to check your oil, tires, and battery before you hit the road. In addition you will also want to make sure that you have an emergency roadside kit in your trunk. Now that the weather is getting colder you will need to add a few items to your kit that you assembled for the summer months to accommodate for the possibility of getting stuck in the cold.
Renting a Car VS Driving Your Own
Some families actually choose to rent a car instead of taking their own vehicle. There are a few advantages to doing this. Every time you take a road trip you are adding extra miles to your car. If your trip is farther you could be adding a significant amount of miles to your car. By getting a rental car you can save your vehicle a little bit of wear and tear. If your car does not have DVD players or other features in it you can rent a car that as some of these features in it to make your trip more enjoyable. You may also be able to save yourself some gas money by renting a car with better gas mileage.
After you know where you are going you will want to plan the specifics of your road trip. Sometimes you may choose to go a longer route so that you can hit some fun sights on your trip. Many families choose to travel one way on the way there and another route on the way home just to make the trip more interesting. Other families simply choose the shortest route to and from their destination and take that. Once you have decided what route you will be taking make sure that you tell someone your route. This way if you do not arrive at your destination for whatever reason your friends or family know where to look for you.
Family Road Trip Packing List
When you are packing for your trip not only will you want to include the clothes and personal items that you and your family will need, you will also want to pack some items to keep your kids entertained in the car. Take time to ask your kids what kind of activities they would like to help keep them entertained. The items that you pack will need to be tailored to your individual kid’s needs and interests. Making sure that you pack activities that they will like will help your kids be more enjoyable as you travel.
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We hope that these tips help you and your family enjoy your holidays travels! If you have any car troubles on your trip give NonStop Towing a call so that we can get your car back on the road as quickly as possible. Contact us today!