Tips for your summer road trip

The season of rest and relaxation is upon us and for many this can involve lots of driving. Whether traveling for weeks on a pre-planned trip or going on a spontaneous weekend getaway, please consider these invaluable tips before embarking on your voyage.

1. Check your vehicle

Make sure your vehicle is ready for the trip. Check your tire pressure (rotate if needed), check your treads, get an oil change, or bring it in for a tune-up. Do whatever you need to do to make sure your vehicle is in the best condition for long distance traveling.

2. Get your home in order

Preparing for a road trip can be chaotic and a messy house can add another layer of chaos. Also, no one wants to come back to a disorderly house, so take it easy on your future self and help ease the transition back to normal life.

3. Clean your vehicle

Cleaning your car will take much stress out of travel and make the experience more enjoyable. It is especially important to clean the windows for unobstructed site seeing and optimum safety. Vacation days are a precious commodity for some of us, so taking an hour to clean will help you get the most of out of it.

4. Get plenty of sleep

Even though you are sitting in one place for hours on end, long distance driving can be incredibly tiring and take a toll on your body. Just like your car, ensure you are at your best and well-rested for the journey ahead.

5. Plan to take breaks

It may be tempting to power through to your destination, and for some this can work. Just don’t push yourself too hard and plan to take regular breaks. A vacation is no good if you are exhausted and must take time to recover from the trip. You might be surprised how much of a difference short and more frequent breaks will make on your overall well-being.

6. Keep things organized

Keep a trash bag in the back and keep tabs on your technology like phones, tablets, and chargers. The more disorderly the vehicle, the higher the likelihood that something will end up missing which could be disastrous. Also, bring cleaning supplies, especially when travelling with kids.

7. Prepare for the unexpected

Make a roadside safety kit with jumper cables, reflectors, flashlight, and anything else you might need. If you have a spare tire, check the spare, and make sure you have everything you need to change a tire. If you don’t, there are many roadside tire repair products available. Also, pack a first aid kit and plenty of healthy snacks.

8. Check your A/C system

This is especially important if you are travelling from a cooler climate to a warmer one. You may not be using your A/C as much right now, but once you get to the beach, the last thing you want is to discover its blowing warm air. AC Avalanche refrigerant makes recharging a breeze and can stop the leak in the process.

There you have it. We hope you find these tips to be invaluable and that they help you get maximum enjoyment out of your vacation. In the meantime, you can also get maximum cold air from your A/C system with AC Avalanche.

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