How can I get my car ready for a road trip?

My friends and I are planning to go on the San Diego to Phoenix road trip from your website! We’re taking my car. How should we prepare for the ride?

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It’s great to hear you liked our recommendation! We hope you and your friends have a great (and safe) time while you’re on the road. Here are some things you can do to prepare your car for the long drive:
  • Check that your tires aren’t worn
  • Check that the A/C runs
  • Get a general tune-up
  • Renew all your documents (car insurance, registration, etc.) and make sure you have copies
Make sure your car insurance policy is equipped to cover you in case of a traffic accident or collision (most insurance policies will cover you during interstate travel). You’ll also want to plan ahead for a potential roadside emergency.
There is nothing fun about breaking down in the desert, so make sure you purchase a roadside assistance plan to cover tire changes, winching, lockouts, and more. Jerry has partnered with Urgently to provide a roadside assistance plan for only $6.99 a month!
Miles Smith
Answered on Nov 04, 2021
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