Conduct an inspection of your vehicle:
- Ensure your vehicle will not be due for an oil change for the duration of your trip. If your round trip and in and around mileage exceeds your recommended oil change date, head to the shop! If your vehicle is not due for an oil change, simply check your oil level.
- Check the tread on your tires. Conduct a simple “penny test” to ensure your tire’s treads aren’t worn down. We can’t stress this enough! Safety is the top priority, and the weather can be unpredictable. Always make sure your vehicle’s tires are in good condition when going on a long road trip.
- Windshield wipers and washer fluid. If your vehicle receives routine maintenance it’s unlikely either of these will be an issue. Always keep spare fluid in the trunk of your vehicle.
Before you hit the road…
It’s always a good idea to pack one morning’s worth of food, drink, and the kids’ favorite cereal in the event you need to stop and the stores aren’t open. After you’ve done a thorough inspection of your vehicle, checked your tires, and ensure you have everything you hopefully won’t need, you’re ready to hit the road! Remember, safety is key! We can’t wait to see you at the beach!
We hope you like the travel tip we’ve brought you this month. Since we’ve got you covered from Panama City, Florida to Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan Alabama, ensure you browse on over to our events page to find out about what’s happening in your vacation area! Thank you for being a part of the Southern family, we’ll see you next month with tip!