The arrival of spring brings exciting road trips and vacations to life, but before you set off on your journey, make sure your car is prepared to get you to your destination safely and stocked with the tools you need in case of an emergency.
The first thing you should do is have your car checked out by a certified technician. They can identify and fix any maintenance and repair needs so you can avoid expensive or inconvenient repairs on your vacation.
It’s also a good idea to have a friend or family member walk around your car while you test and make sure all your lights and indicators are working properly. Replace any burnt out bulbs immediately to keep you visible and safe on the road.
Be prepared for the unexpected and ensure your emergency roadside kit is fully stocked and working properly. The roadside kit should include a flashlight and batteries, first aid kit, blanket, emergency triangle, booster cables and rope. You can purchase complete kits or individual pieces at your auto accessories store.
Also, consider investing in an Airman Tire Repair Kit.. This kit can save you time and money should you be sidelined by a flat tire. It combines a powerful air compressor with sealant to repair punctured tires within minutes, so you won’t have to wait for roadside assistance or install your spare tire.
Taking the time to prepare your car before you hit the road lets you travel worry-free and focus on fun.