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Driving for road trips in the summer needs to

by:Tanco Tire,Timax Tyre     2020-08-17

It is after all summer so be sure the car does not still have winter ones on. The pressure on a typical tire usually loses one pound of it monthly so do check the tires before leaving. Optimal contact between the tires and the road happens and accidents like tread separation and blowouts are avoided by applying the right amount of tire pressure.

Fluids need to be monitored. Get your car's oil changed before you hit the road. Manufacturer oil suggestions are listed in the owner manual that came with the car. With the hood open look at the coolant antifreeze mix inside the radiator. Temperature is regulated optimally by keeping the ratio of coolant to water steady at 50 to 50.

Give the entire car a front to rear bumper inspection. All hoses and belts must be examined by a mechanic. Wiper blades usually last just a year so check yours for efficiency. The battery is the last to check and with a four year old battery it is due for checkup and testing at a reliable automotive repair shop

An emergency kit inside the car is another must. Flares and flashlights plus jumper cables as well as a first aid kit and a mat to cover clothes can be placed in the trunk. You never know when supplies will run out so be sure to pack spare clothing and water plus some non perishable goods and a bunch of tools including pliers and screwdrivers plus other items you deem essential.

People can really go to extremes when they are about to take a road trip winding up packing even unnecessary items from pillows to compact discs to coolers. Limit items to bring to just the essentials. Put the shampoo back in the shower you have another one waiting where you are going. Six or seven pairs of shorts is enough for the trip since there are washing machines at your destination place anyway.

Never pack the items you decided to take along so high they block your external vision. Placing the heaviest items at or near the truck center will make moving them easier but for what is left of the load try distributing them evenly all over the vehicle. Drowsy driving is one of the leading causes of accidents. Make a point of getting enough sleep before hunkering behind the wheel for a long drive. While coffee perks you right up the caffeine buzz is just temporary and you soon find yourself in a lulled state. Switch drivers every hour or two if you can and make frequents stop along the way. Expressway fatigue risks are actually reduced thanks to tiny bladders since they force people to stop frequently and use the bathroom.

Think about it you are exhausted from the hours of driving and there are kids in the car which test your patience even further resulting in the common road rage accident on the freeway. Shake off the anger. Tailgating is wrong and the same goes for hogging the road so never do them but always use car signals. Highways and freeways would be a lot less dangerous if people just lived in harmony. If you keep these travel tips in mind, you are well on your way to a relaxing and enjoyable summer road trip season.

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