Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

Keep these tips in mind before your next road trip.  

Now that summer is here, it is one of the best seasons to take off in the car and enjoy the open roads on a road trip. Before you load up the car and map out your route, be sure you’re planning your trip with safety in mind. Before your next adventure on the open road, review these key road trip safety tips.

Get Your Car Ready

  • Check that all the tires are properly inflated. Poorly inflated tires can make your fuel economy drop. Check the spare, too.
  • Top up the fluids under the hood – especially the coolant for summer road trips.
  • Change your air filter so that your engine runs smoothly. Dirt and dust can clog a filter, harming your engine’s performance.
  • Ensure all lights on the car are working.
  • Stock up your emergency supply kit (flashlight, batteries, blankets, non-perishable food, water, basic tools, and a first aid kit.

Drive Safe

  • Avoid distracted driving, which means avoiding the use of smartphones for texting while driving.
  • Driver fatigue is common. If you can, switch off with another driver to rest.
  • Obery the traffic signs, especially in areas you have never been to before.
  • Allow yourself ample time to get to your destination so that you don’t feel the need to speed.
  • Wildlife wonders on the road frequently. Honk your horn and apply the brakes if a creature is in the middle of the road.

Along with maintaining your vehicle and driving safely, you’ll want to secure the right auto insurance before a road trip. To get started on a tailored policy, contact Lloyd S. Berkett Insurance Agency today.

Lloyd Berkett Insurance

11150 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90064

(310) 857-5757
(800) BERKETT | 237-5388
Fax: (310) 857-5750

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