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Tips For The Perfect Road Trip
The school year is ending, and it’s a parent’s second favorite time of the year (the most favorite time of course, is when school begins) .
Approximately 79% of Americans will take a vacation or a mini getaway by car this summer. With a little planning and attention you can lessen the stress of “getting away”. Below you will find tips for hitting the road this summer.
*Ready Your Vehicle
Perform regular maintenance, such as oil changes, tune-ups, checking the battery and tires.
*Secure Your Most Precious Cargo
Make sure you have the proper kind of car and booster seats for your children, and that they are properly installed .
Have all children 13 years and under ride in the backseat.
Never drive unless all passengers are buckled up.
*Prepare A Roadside Kit:
In case of a break down, be prepared. It should contain:
-First Aid Kit
-Jack for changing tires
-Paper towels and water for clean up
-Drinking water and nonperishable food
-Duct tape and basic repair tools
*Don’t Overload Your Vehicle
Evenly distribute the weight of cargo for safety.
Keep a proper line of sight with all mirrors and windows.
*Have Items Ready For Children
Include snacks, entertaining items, and a change of clothes. Unhappy kids can make a journey very long!
Appropriately secure your pet for their safety and yours. Unsecured they can become
a distraction .
*Plan Your Route Before Leaving
Become familiar with your route. This will keep surprise turns etc. to a minimum.
By following these tips, you are setting yourself up for a successful and less stressful journey to your well deserved vacation.