Road Trip Checklist: How to Prepare for a Road Trip Ahead

Let’s face it: Road trips are fun. They’re great for making memories with your friends as you make it to your holiday destination together, and help you create a closer bond to your family. So the next time you’re thinking of taking a quick break, ditch the flight and plan for a road trip – it’s the experience everyone should have once in a while.

Before you jump into your car and start your engines however, it’s important to keep a checklist of what you should do to prepare for a road trip ahead. Here are some quick road trip essentials to be aware of:

1. Make sure your car is in proper running condition
The last thing you’d want while you’re on a road trip is to be stranded on the highway because your car is malfunctioning – not only is it dangerous to be on the side of the road where speeding cars are, it will also delay your trip and it could be pricey to tow your car to the nearest workshop. That is why you should ensure your car is in proper running condition to take on a long drive, or better yet, has been serviced recently!

2. Check your oils, brakes, lights, and tyres

Even if you have recently sent your car for a routine check-up, it’s highly recommended that you give your car a quick walk around before you start on your journey. Practice a habit of checking on your car oil level, or if your brakes and lights are working well, and if your tyres have enough pressure. These little checks won’t take up too long of your time and can give you a peace of mind when you’re on the road.

3. Prepare your car for a cool and comfortable ride

Whether you’re heading for a 2-hour drive to a town nearby or going on a 5-hour adventure, it’s important to keep your car cool and comfortable for everyone that’s in it. Therefore, you should consider having your windows tinted with proper window tinting. With up to 99% UV and heat rejection, professionally done window tinting can even help save you petrol as you use less air-conditioning during your drive!

4. Protect yourself from accidents or smash and grab robberies
Keep everyone safe and sound with shatterproof Solar Security Film window tinting. They are virtually shatterproof so glass shards from broken windows will not fly all over in case of an accident – keeping your family safe from harm. It also deters smash and grab robberies, so you can drive without worries.

5. Get entertainment ready – for the kids and the big kids alike

Avoid the dreaded “Are we there yet?” questions from both the kids and the big kids (ahem adults) alike by preparing some easy entertainment that’s suitable for the car! From easy-to-carry activity books and cases for the little ones to music for the adults who are in the car, having entertainment makes the road trip just that much fun and time goes by a lot faster. Before you know it, you would have made it to your destination safe and sound!

6. Prepare water and snacks to stay awake
When you’re behind the wheel for a long drive, it’s important to keep yourself awake. A good trick to stay alert is to prepare water to avoid dehydration and keep some snacks such as candies and sours at bay. Not only will you be less sleepy, it’ll also keep your passengers awake with you so you can keep each other entertained by chatting.

And there you have it! You’re ready to take on the roads with your friends and family for an unforgettable road trip ahead! Need your windows tinted by professional tinting technicians? Call Winshield SS2 for a professional quote for FREE* at 03-7877 1433 today! Happy road tripping!