What do I do to get my car ready for a road trip?

I'm taking a 1,000-mile road trip, but I'm not certain that my car is in tip-top shape. What should I do to get my car ready for a road trip?

“To get your car ready for a road trip, you have to consider cleanliness and maintenance.
Cleanliness makes the road trip more bearable, so you should certainly give your car a vacuuming, clean the exterior, clean the windows, and so on.
From a maintenance stand point, do the following:
  • Check the air in the tires.
  • Make sure no dashboard lights are on, and if they are, take your car in for a quick inspection.
  • You may want to take the car to a mechanic anyway, just so there are no surprises.
  • Top off all your fluid levels.
  • Pack an emergency kit.
  • Check the battery and brakes.
  • Make sure the air conditioner and heater work.
  • Add towing and labor coverage to your car insurance or a roadside assistance membership with Jerry.
By doing all of these, you can ensure that you have a great road trip.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 23, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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