What To Keep In Your Car On Roadtrips

A road trip is exciting and fun, especially in summer. You can pack up the car, choose a location and stop off as you go, finding new exciting places to stop and have a coffee. Planning a road trip can be tricky, you need to ensure you have a set destination and know the route you’re going to take, even just in general terms, to ensure you can plan for any closed roads, toll stops or roads without access. Here is the best way to plan for your road trip! 

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Plan The Routes

Look at the route well. If you’re abroad you can a tesla road trip planner to plan your route and to look at the best roads to take. You can plan times and the amount of gas you may need and how long it will take you to get to your destination. This is important as it will allow you to plan any accommodation when you arrive at your chosen destination but be sure to take into consideration any traffic you may be likely to come across and also know your car’s capability. Some cars do not fare well with long distance driving or if your car is not capable of tackling mountainous terrain. Check your car before hand, check its oil, water, and systems to ensure you don’t have any breakdowns on the road. Checking your tires is key, because if they are not in pristine condition then they may deflate during a long journey. 

Pack Up Essentials 

It’s important to take things you may need. For example look at the following checklist as a guide to see what you may need to keep in your car: 

  1. Emergency Food –  food that will keep is good in case you are stranded or for a little added energy whilst on the road 
  2. A first aid kit – in case you need any plasters or have any minor emergencies on the road
  3. Blankets – in case anything should go wrong with your heater, you can remain warm and snuggly 
  4. Extra fuel in a container – if you are low on fuel and you can’t find any gas stations on route 
  5. Good shoes – in case you have to walk on unsteady terrain or walk to a nearby village
  6. Bottled water -you should never be without water and it helps keep you hydrated as you drive and helps keep you alert 
  7. Any necessary documents for crossing borders 
  8. Chargers – don’t let your phone or electrical equipment run out, you may need it to make an emergency call. Keep chargers on you or charging banks at all times
  9. Hard copy of a map – don’t rely on your phone all the time for GPS. if it goes down or signal is lost then be sure to have a hard copy of a map on you.

These can be expanded on further but knowing what you need to have with you is key. Checking your car will be important before you leave. Then, you’re ready to go!