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Road trip travel tips

It’s official: summer is finally here, and with it comes the perfect conditions for the road trip of a lifetime. If you’re new to extended drives, though, be sure to check out these important road trip travel tips before you hit the road.

Vehicle maintenance

 Maybe it sounds like a no-brainer, but we can’t stress enough the importance of making sure your car is road-trip ready before you embark. Check your vehicle’s tires, battery, oil, coolant system, and windshield wipers about a week before you hit the road. You should also give your car a good cleaning, inside and out. Once you’re on the road, make a habit of routinely cleaning out the vehicle to avoid unnecessary clutter.

 Plan ahead

Of course, every road trip needs an initial plan — even if it is just the basics. We suggest scheduling where and when you’ll make big stops, but remaining open to improvisation if you change your mind while you’re on the road.

 Get off the beaten path

 Finally, remember that a road trip is all about discovering something new; you probably won’t discover much of anything if you only stick to major highways. At some point, spend some time driving through back country roads, as this is where you’ll often find the most memorable stops of your trip.

If your vehicle needs any pre-road-trip maintenance, visit our service department at Hurlbert Toyota.