Going on a long road trip is a staple of any good summer. But after being in the car for hours at a time, the appeal of road trips can wear off — unless you adequately prepared by reading this list of tips. Here’s how to ensure your road trip is enjoyable from start to finish.
Bring a paper map.
If you plan to drive somewhere remote, you can’t necessarily rely on your phone for navigation. You can download maps for use offline, but where’s the fun in that? Paper maps are a good backup and add a lot of flavor to navigation that a phone simply can’t match.
Prep the playlist.
Having a good playlist is a critical aspect of any road trip. You simply can’t rely on the radio to give you tunes that fit the moment — besides, who wants to listen to ads just when things are getting good? Download a playlist before you head out. Just make sure everyone coming along gets to have a say in the song selection.
Have a loose plan.
It’s always good to plan your route and have a few interesting spots on your radar to check out. Still, any plan you make should be flexible enough for last-minute changes and spontaneous decision-making. The magic of road trips is making things happen on the go.
Get your car checked.
Nothing sours a road trip quite as much as your car breaking down on the way. Sure, you should pack a tool kit just in case — but wouldn’t it be better not to need it? Have your car or RV checked by a professional mechanic before hitting the road to ensure everything goes smooth as butter.
For all of your car repair and maintenance needs, visit the Wilson Cadillac service center in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We’ll make sure your ride is ready for your next road trip.