TIPS FOR PLANNING A ROAD TRIP

Road Trip & Tips for Planning a Road Trip | ACDelco

 

ROAD TRIP VACATION CHECKLIST

Before you head out on a road trip, follow the checklist below to make sure your vehicle is in safe and efficient running condition.

  • Take your vehicle to an ACDelco Professional Service Center near you that installs quality ACDelco parts. Your technician will check your belts, hoses, brakes, lights, windshield washer fluid, wiper blades, engine oil and coolant.
  • Always keep at least half a tank of gas in your vehicle.
  • Make sure your trunk has a jack, lug wrench and other tools you’ll need to change a tire.
  • Check tire pressure of all tires, including the spare.
  • Make sure you have a working flashlight with extra batteries, emergency reflectors, sunglasses and a first-aid kit.
  • Take your driver’s license and vehicle registration, plus auto and medical insurance cards.

  • Carry a spare set of vehicle keys.
  • Plan your route and leave a copy of your itinerary with a relative or neighbor.
  • Take any special medications and prescription information.
  • Take your doctor’s phone number.
  • Take your eyeglass prescription.
  • Take a cellular phone or a sign that tells passersby to “Call Police” in case of trouble.
  • Have any repairs or vehicle maintenance performed before the trip – see your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for vehicle maintenance schedules.

 


 

IF YOU BECOME STRANDED ON A ROAD TRIP

  • Call for roadside assistance.
  • Stay in your vehicle. That’s where you’re the safest. Motorists can be injured if they exit their vehicles on busy roads. Emergency crews can find your vehicle a lot easier than they can find you alone. If the temperature is below freezing, you can avoid frostbite and hypothermia by staying in the vehicle and out of the snow and wind.

 

  • Tie a brightly colored cloth to the exterior of the vehicle.
  • Keep the doors locked. If strangers approach, roll the window down just enough to ask them to get help.

 

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