So many people fly everywhere, so much that you might think that roads trips are a thing of the past. However, in the light of the coronavirus pandemic, can we expect a return to the good old fashion road trip?
There is no denying that the lure of the road is strong within many of us, with many of us having the urge to just drive and see where it takes us. Yes, this would be brilliant but you do have to have an element of planning in place.
So when it is safe to do so, why not get a used range rover, pack your bags, and follow these top tips for a successful road trip:
Give Your Car A Good Clean
You should give your car a clean both before and during your trip. Even more so now. If you leave rubbish, dust, and old receipts in your car you will regret it only a few days into your trip. The glove box will start to overflow, maps will get lost, and if it’s warm it may not smell great. Not to mention the fact that hygiene is vital at the moment.
As your trip progresses you’re only going to add to the mess more and more, this makes it important to give your car a once over every few days. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s a good idea to disinfect and handles, wipeable surfaces and the steering wheel in the morning or at the end of the driving day.
Perform A Full Check On your Car
Around a week before you leave for a long road trip, it’s a good idea to have your car fully checked over by a qualified mechanic. They can check the brakes, fluid levels, and anything else that may cause problems. Make sure you have a spare tyre or puncture kit in your car, plus jumper cables and extra wiper fluid.
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Have A Plan
OK, so you don’t need to have a solid plan, as part of the fantastic things about travelling on a road trip is that it can take you anywhere. That been said, it’s wise to put together a loose plan of a route and some of the different things you would like to see. Yes, you will drive past places that you just HAVE to stop at and you will find some hidden treasures but you also don’t want to miss out on the places that you really want to see, even if you have to drive a little out of the way sometimes.
Set Up Some Entertainment On Your Phone And Tablet
You will find that nowadays your choice son the radio is limited, and depending on where you are travelling through there may be no signal whatsoever. This makes a great excuse to pre-plan a road trip playlist. Streaming is great on tools like Spotify but remembers to download some to your phone for offline use too, chances are you may venture somewhere with no internet signal at some point. Of course, it doesn’t all need to be music either, you could always throw in a few podcasts or audio-books. On your tablet, add some movies or movie streaming apps so you can relax at the end of the evening ready for the next day.
These are just a few things you can do to prepare yourself for exploring on a road trip. Have you ever been on a road trip? Do you have any tips you could add in the comments below?