Staying Safe On The Road
Road Trips. Some people love them while others hate the long hours involved. Road trips have been the most common method of travel all around the road. Before buses, trains, and airplanes we used buggies and our feet. Luckily in today's day and age we can jump in our high tech cars and get to where we want to go with ease and comfort. Bet they didn't have air conditioning and radio in their vehicles back in the day. With traveling around the world getting cheaper and easier we really have to worry less about how we get somewhere. If you are thinking about traveling with your car consider the travel tips below.
Planning A Road Trip?
Road trips can be a lot of fun for everyone involved, with some good planning it can go really smooth and cut down on traveling expenses. So what are some things you should plan for when attempting a road trip?
Top 3 Reasons Cars Break Down
One of the #1 reasons people break down on road trips is because of battery issues. Without a charged battery it is fairly hard to start a car believe it or not. So how can this issue be avoided? Precautions can be taken before your road trip.
Your car rolls on four tyres that help get you from point A to B as smoothly as possible. When a tire goes you're effectively stranded wherever the car is. Checking your car's tyres is easy and quick but can help make sure no problem arise while on the road.
You notice that your car keys are not in your pocket.. great what to do?! You check everywhere and no keys. Walking to your car you realize that the keys are inside right in the seat. This happens all the time! We humans are forgetful creatures who aren't perfect. Here are some tips for not losing your keys.
Plan For The Worst
Planning for the worst case situation always helps us get through unexpected things when they arise. I remember when I took a road trip out to Montreal, Canada. I was traveling from Albany NY to visit some friends in the area. At the time I had a 2002 Honda Civic which was in good shape no issues. When I was in the area of West Island right around Dorval I had a back tire blow out. Panic sets in as I have no clue how it happened. After some inspection I realize a piece of metal rip my tire open. This was a problem because my spare tire was bad and would not work as a replacement. I spent some time researching for a roadside/towing website on google and found this great tow truck company they answered my call quickly and came fast helping me get back on the road. Lost about 2 hours of travel time. I makes sure I'm well prepared for every road trip now. Preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. Thanks for reading and have a safe, uneventful road trip!
Don't Know What To Do?
Flat tires can happen for a number of reasons.. and non of them are ever convenient. If your stranded you may find yourself frustrated and scared, not knowing what to do. Now you have a few options right about now.
-Call a tow truck company
-Change the tire with a spare
Now before you call a tow truck you want to check and see if your car has a spare tire. The spare tires location will vary from make and model, though generally they spare tire is located either in the trunk or below the trunk outside the car.
The DMV provides a good text tutorial on how to change a tire.
If you would rather watch you video explaining how to change a tire check out the video below.
That should give you a good idea on how to fix a flat tire! It isn't to hard to do if you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty. If changing a flat is not an option then give your local towing company a call.
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