Road Trip Tips For Your Upcoming Vacation

July is here, but that doesn't mean summer is over. Road trips are still in action, and we here at Coggin Deland Honda, want to make sure you are safe on the road. Whether you take a short trip to Miami, or hit the road New Orleans, your safety is our priority. Below are a few tips to ensure you have a wonderful and safe road trip!
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1.) Schedule a tune-up for your vehicle
  • Making sure that your vehicle is in safe condition before you hit the road is very critical. Bad weather conditions, bumpy highways, and extreme summer heat are a few factors that may make your travels go from fun to stuck. According to the Nations Highway Traffic Safety Administration; having your tires, battery, belts, fluids, and air conditioner checked by a professional mechanics will ensure a smooth and safe ride. 
2.) Prepare for emergency
  • It is always better to be safe than sorry, and we want to make sure that your vehicle is stocked with items that may come in handy in case of any emergency. Items such as; water, blankets, jumper cables, and a first-aid kit, may come in handy during your road trip. If you are committing to a cross-country trip, items such as; flares, tools to change a tire (& spare tire,) and a fully charged cell phone are other additives to ensure you make it to your destination, just in case of any emergency. You never know when one of these items may be needed, and it is better to have them at your leisure.
3.) Keep your passengers entertained and stay alert
  • Distracted drivers are a main factor in many car accidents today. Whether you look down to check a text message, reach in the back to grab a bag or even getting tired on the road, are contributory factors to a distracted driver. If you have children, keep them entertained with books, a movie or their favorite music to keep them entertained and you focused on the road. If you feel tired during your trip, immediately pull over and check to see if another driver can drive. If not, a quick night stay at a nearby hotel is always a go-to. A split second can end in disaster, and we want to keep you safe! 
4.) Have Fun!
  • Road trips are fun, and full of memories. While you maintain your focus on the road, don't be afraid to take in the nature around you. Tress, Fields, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, everything that nature offers is right in front of you. Take in all its glory and cherish these moments with you and your family.
Coggin DeLand Honda wishes you and your family safe travels this summer. These tips will ensure you have a safe and fun trip.
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