Road journeys can be fun especially if the move is through a beautiful landscape. What a great way to enjoy nature’s beauty. Think about it ? It may be quicker to take another mode of transport but there is something exciting about packing your bags and heading out in a car. Driving at your own pace, stopping when you feel like it are some of the pluses that go with a road trip. After all it is not just the destination but the journey that counts.
The road journey can be good fun provided there are no rude interruptions along the way like the car breaking down, bad weather, low gas etc. So what do you do if an emergency does come up? Be prepared. Here are just a few suggestions to for a smooth drive ahead.
Know the car basics
Get your car facts right. Know the car inside out. You do not need to know the mechanical stuff but make sure you understand the what and the how of the car you drive. Just incase there is a requirement. Keep the car guide handy incase of a sudden unforeseen problem. Avoid mechanical problems by taking the car to the mechanic a few days before the trip so that you have enough time to get things repaired if required.
Share the driving seat
If you are driving with some friends make sure that there is atleast one person who can handle the steering wheel should the need arise. It is good to share the driving seat with someone as it gives you that little break and provides for safer driving especially if you are covering a long distance at a stretch.
Plan the route in advance
When you plan the route, you can decide in advance on the places you would like to see, the accommodation etc. Plan a stopover accordingly. Also check on any events happening at a particular place enroute. You may want to plan the trip keeping a particular event in mind.
Be prepared for an emergency
Keep a list of handy numbers for an emergency. Especially keep a towbar number in case of a breakdown. Check the route prior to departure and see what falls within the route. No one wants a breakdown enroute. Most important keep towaway numbers handy just in case. Westcott Towbars have towing products that have been engineered, tested and built to last a lifetime.
Fill up regularly
Don’t wait for the fuel to dip low before you stop for a refill. Make sure that you move on at least half a tank before the next refill. This way if you want to continue the drive a little longer than planned you will not run out of gas.
Keep food handy
It may be some time before you can make a stop or sometimes you may want to cover extra ground before daybreak and this may mean skipping the time for a stopover for a bite. A little something to munch on will keep the edge of the hunger.
Most important leave the worries behind and go ahead and enjoy the journey.