After working hard for a long time, it’s time to take a road trip before heading back to your busy life. No matter who you are, staying safe and alert while going on a road trip is essential, especially in the winter. Unlike the summer, drivers must be more diligent while driving on frozen ground. Here’s how to have a safe and fun winter road trip.
Don’t Let Your Gas Tank Go Below Half
It’s completely fine to let the car go below half a tank, right? No! It’s bad. If you let the gas tank go below the halfway mark, your gas lines could freeze. When you have at least half a tank of gas, you also preserve a heat source to use in case your car breaks down unexpectedly. So plan to get gas before you leave for the trip. Also, don’t drive too much the night before.
Pack the Right Clothes
While it’s great to bring shorts when your destination is warm, you also need to remember you’re driving in the winter. And you’re going to look silly driving around in a pair of shorts and a short-sleeved top. You should also leave the sandals in your suitcase.
Unless you’re already near a warmer area, avoid dressing like it’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Pack the essentials instead, such as gloves, a hat, a scarf, boots, socks, and a high-quality coat. These things will help you stay warm between meal stops, supply runs, and hotel stays.
Remain in Your Car in Extreme Snow
Remain calm if you find yourself stranded in the middle of the road in a snowstorm. Most importantly, don’t leave your vehicle. Instead, pull over, call roadside assistance, and let them know you’re stranded. The same goes if your car breaks down.
When you remain in the car, emergency workers can easily find you and bring you to safety. If you need a better way for rescuers to see you, stick a brightly colored cloth onto your door handle. Keep a flashlight with you in case you get stranded at night.
Learn How To Maintain Your Car Battery
Your car battery is essential; you need it to power up the car so that it can move on the road. In order to avoid pushing your car up and down the street, it’s important to maintain your car battery. You want to always keep it in good condition. When you care for the battery correctly, you have lower risks of car trouble during and after your road trip.
While it’s essential to be safe during every road trip, also remember to have fun. Enjoying yourself is the best way to make the most of your journey. Keep these tips in mind as you prepare for a safe and fun winter road trip.
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ITEMS TO KEEP IN YOUR CAR:
• Gloves & Hat . . . .
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