Top Tips for Road Trips

If you’re planning a long drive for spring break or a family vacation, keep these long-distance safety tips in mind:

  • Before you take to the road, give your car a complete inspection. Consider having the oil changed by a mechanic, who can also check that other fluids are full and the car’s tires are properly inflated.
  • If you know the car will need maintenance soon — a brake job, for instance — have it done before the trip.
  • Get enough sleep before your trip. If you can, don’t wake up early to get a head start — the extra sleep is more important.
  • Don’t rely on coffee or soda to stay awake. The caffeine they contain can help you feel alert for a while, but the effect fades in time. Caffeine can also give you an anxious or jittery feeling that makes it harder to focus on driving.
  • Take a break before you need one. Don’t wait until you feel cramped or drowsy to pull over. Stop every couple of hours, stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
  • Share the load if you can. Take turns driving, so you can relax and even nap during the trip.

Wraith, Scarlett & Randolph Insurance wants to protect you and your family. To learn more about auto insurance coverage in the Woodland California area, contact us.