Best 5 ideas to get your car ready for next road trip
Are you planning a road trip for your next holiday, whether by car, motorhome or campervan? If so, there are a few tips to ensure you drive in complete safety.
Give the car a check up
Of course, you should take car of your car all year but an inspection before you head off on a road trip is a good idea. If in doubt, book it into a car mechanic for a check over. A car should have a valid MOT and also be regularly serviced. The last thing you want is to be held up on your trip because of a mechanical fault.
Check the levels
Remember the liquids, such as the oil level and the coolant level and, if you need to top up, make sure you buy a product that suits your car model. If you start in winter, check the antifreeze levels, too.
Being in the middle of a snowstorm without being able to turn on the heating, or in the scorching heat of August without cold air, can be unpleasant.
A few other other things to check include the headlights, tyre pressures, the battery, working car seats and the airbag.
Clean it up
Once you have checked that the car is fully functional and comfortable (in terms of heating and cooling), it’s time to give the car a clean. For safety reasons, the rear and front windows should be clean both outside and inside. Make sure the lights and registration plates are also clear of dirt.
Check your car insurance
It can be easy to forget when you car is nearing the end of its insurance and you don;t want to be aught out without insurance when on your road trip. Compare car insurance quotes with a website like Theaa.ie and find the best solution for you, your car and your upcoming road trip experience!
Prepare an emergency kit
Include travel essentials such as a mobile phone charger, first aid box, a flashlight, starter cables, safety triangle and reflective vest.
That’s it! Now you are ready to go!