How to prepare your car for a long road trip: Don't forget this!

Posted by on 5/17/2018

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Did someone say road trip? Road trip season is coming up soon so today we are going to talk about how to prepare your car for a long road trip. This will include talking about car maintenance, car safety kits and also not relying on your cell phone when you have car issues. We'll also discuss one item that most drivers don't think about but should never be forgotten and should always be in your car. This item can save you a lot of time and money should you have a car roadside emergency. 

How to prepare your car for a long road trip: It's that time of the year...

Aside from spring break in early March, summer road trips are an American staple as school gets out and families take to the roads for adventure. These road trips include trips to see family and friends, the beach, state parks as well as many more different types of trips. 

According to USATODAY.com, "More than 41.5 million people will travel for the 2018 Memorial Day weekend, which is 4.8% more than last year, according to AAA travel club. That would be the most travelers since 2005 for the holiday period that this year runs from May 24 through May 28, according to AAA. A strong economy and growing consumer confidence are giving Americans all the motivation they need to kick off what we expect to be a busy summer travel season with a Memorial Day getaway,” said Bill Sutherland, senior vice president for AAA Travel and Publishing."

For a majority of Americans, these road trips can be long so preparing your car is essential to ensuring a safe and successful road trip. By preparing, you can also save a lot of time and money and make your trip even more enjoyable. 

Van on a rad trip

How to prepare your car for a long road trip: Car maintenance...

Car maintenance is very important before any road trip. Check out our blog post specifically about car maintenance by clicking HERE

In the meantime, here some basics that need to be checked and address before any road trip: 

  • Checking your tires or changing your snow tires
  • Cleaning the exterior and interior of the car
  • Checking the car battery
  • Checking your brakes
  • Checking the wiper blades and lights
  • Checking the oil
  • Checking the fluids
  • Checking the air conditioning
  • Checking the belts and hoses
  • Checking the alignment and suspension
  • Checking your filters

If you don't prepare your vehicle before a long road trip, you could find yourself and your passengers in a precarious situation that wouldn't make the trip enjoyable at all and it could put a huge dent in your wallet at the same time. 

car stranded on the side of the road

How to prepare your car for a long road trip: A car safety kit...

Aside from general car maintenance, keeping a car safety kit in your vehicle at all times is also very important while driving long distances. Check out our blog post about the top 10 things to keep in your car at all times HERE

These include: 

  1. Siphon pump for gas
  2. New gas can
  3. Water bottles
  4. Tire traction mats
  5. Reflective triangles
  6. Blankets
  7. Cash
  8. Jumper cables
  9. Flashlight
  10. Duct tape

You can certainly make your own which we talk about in that blog post or you can buy pre-made car safety kits by visiting our BUY NOW page. Another advantage of keeping a car safety kit in your car at all times is that they could save your life in certain situations. 

See our blog post on car safety kits and how they can save your life HERE...

Car safety kit

How to prepare your car for a long road trip: Cell phones don't always work...

We get it, cell phones are a necessity that we agree about 100%. The fact is though many drivers think they can just make a cell phone call when they have car issues. Unfortunately, in this day and age, cell phones still do not always work. As such, we advised to not rely on your cell phone as a means of taking care of car problems while driving especially on long road trips. Many times a road trip can take you to remote areas which means you may not have cell phone service. As such, it's best to prepare by knowing that you can take of the situation without having a cell phone. 

cell phone with no signal

How to prepare your car for a long road trip: The Portable Tow Truck...


The Portable Tow Truck in Black

Remember when we mentioned the one item that most drivers don't think about but should never be forgotten and should always be in your car? Well, we would like to introduce that one item now. 

Now that we have talked about how to prepare your car for a long road trip, we would like to introduce THE PORTABLE TOW TRUCK - THE ULTIMATE TIRE TRACTION DEVICE. The Portable Tow Truck is proven tire traction aid used by the largest commercial fleet companies in the world and 1000s of residential customers as well. 

Just like a flat tire, you just never know when your vehicle may get stuck so it always best to prepare ahead. For very little money, you can have the best tire traction aid for snow, ice, mud, and sand in your vehicle at all times. They are lightweight and can be used by any driver with any vehicle type over and over. 

To learn more about the product please check out what our customers have to say about us on our REVIEWS page. 

-->You can also watch The Portable Tow Truck in action by clicking the pic below<-- 


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If you have any questions at all you can reach out to us from our ABOUT US page as well. Now is the time to get The Portable Tow Truck and protect you and your family from unexpected roadside emergencies when your car gets stuck in ice, snow, mud or sand. 

Orange Portable Tow Truck tire traction device for ice snow mud sand

Please comment below on this post and also check out and like our Social Media sites below to get up to date product info and industry news and remember - Don't Get Stuck Without The Portable Tow Truck!


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3 Comments

shweta MG
Date: 5/17/2018
A very cool board of flexible silicone tyre like rubber i presume? I'll Check it out and look further into it too. It's true we cant rely on cellular devices in some remote areas and not being prepared in advance is counterproductive to traveling for leisure. Those items I shall do a personal check list with. I think I have a few but travel very rarely.
Curtis
Date: 5/17/2018 3:48:00 PM
Hello and thank you for commenting. Our tire traction mat is made of high strength polypropylene which gives the part strength, durability, and flexibility. If we can answer any questions for you on the product please let us know. Thanks, Curtis.
Msiman
Date: 5/17/2018
Thank you for you post. It is very helpful for me when I often to travel in a long trip. After reading your post I know how to prepare well for myself before each long trip. Best regards, Msiman
Curtis
Date: 5/18/2018 8:50:00 AM
Hello and thank you for commenting. If we can answer any questions about our product please let us know. Thanks - Curtis
Heather
Date: 5/18/2018
Great post - I think it's time for a road trip. And I am glad I know about the traction mats - I am going to mention this to my husband. Great idea! I had never heard of such a thing!
Curtis
Date: 5/18/2018 8:52:00 AM
Hello and thank you for commenting. We are happy you like our product. If we can answer any questions about our product for you or your husband please let us know. Thanks - Curtis

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