Traveling can be very stressful, from packing to dealing with horrible drivers, but here are some tips to make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.
1. Check the traffic
Before you go, check online to see if there is traffic on your desired route. It will save you time by creating a route around the traffic. Check out INRIX® XD™ Traffic and Google Maps, both are free and easy to use.
2. Plan a route
Plan a route and look it over so you minimize confusion and stress on the road. This way you don’t rely too heavily on a navigation system and remember don’t try to use your phone while driving!
If you aren’t in a rush, take a the scenic route. It’s much more pleasant and you can find some hidden treasures! Also download apps like Zomato to help find restaurants around you.
3. Get your car checked out
If you are taking a long trip and haven’t serviced your car in a while, make sure you do. If there is a minor problem with your car, like a noise, get it checked out before you go. It might save you a headache later on.
Check that your tires are fully inflated, fluids are filled, and gas tank is full. Or have one of our ClickMechanics come and do a service of your car.
4. Buckle your seat belts
On long trips it can be tempting to unbuckle your seatbelt to relax but it is better to be safe than sorry. Even if you are a cautious driver, don’t forget that others may not be.
5. Don’t drive for long periods
If you are driving alone, take the time to stretch your legs and get out of the car.
If you are driving with a partner, switch it up so that your reaction time and attention are kept sharp.
6. Take Pictures
While you are on your trip it can be easy to forget to take pictures because your having fun! But taking pictures can save these memories and share them with friends and family.