Spring Break Trip Guide
Spring break season is upon us, and many are taking the time to vacation! Even more of those individuals are taking advantage of lower gas prices and traveling by vehicle or RV. No matter how you plan to travel, here are some vacation tips to consider as you venture out to your next destination!
If you plan to travel by a standard vehicle, plan ahead by making sure your vehicle is able to withstand the travel. At the very least, check all fluids and tire air pressure to make sure everything is at the appropriate levels. If there are any mechanical issues prior to the trip, get your vehicle serviced by a certified mechanic that can guarantee their work for you.
It is also notable to mention that you should know your vehicle’s gas tank and miles per gallon ratio. Plan your gas fill-ups accordingly to ensure you are not stranded on a long stretch of highway between gas stations. This is also a good gauge of pit stops for personal needs and meal times.
While some may prefer to “wing it,” and select a place to stay along the way depending on fatigue and destination, others are more inclined to want to know exactly where they are staying. Schedule ahead with your destination’s hotels, bed and breakfast facilities, or even with family or friends to ensure that there are no complications with your arrival time. Some hotels and temporary residence locations offer discounts for pre-booking.
Be Prepared for Emergencies
Having a flat tire or any other roadside emergency can occur no matter how new or well-maintained your vehicle is. Be prepared for any and all types of emergencies. Make sure your vehicle is equipped with the following:
- Fully inflated spare tire
- Jumper cables
- Air pump and/or tire sealant
- Fire extinguisher
- Spare fluids (water, oil, coolant, power steering)
- First aid kit
- Tool box complete with screwdrivers, wrenches and other tools necessary for minor car repairs
- Flashlight with working batteries as well as spare ones
- Vehicle insurance and registration
- Car manual
Other notable items include empty gas can, tire pressure gauge, fuses, blanket(s) and more.
Take Time to Relax
Your spring break vacation is meant to be just that – a time of relaxation and a break from the norm. Make sure you reserve time for yourself to recharge your batteries instead of being constantly on the go. The goal is to return home with a refreshed state of mind instead of feeling like you had no vacation whatsoever.
Premier Coach Works is a certified auto body repair shop for many manufacturers and dealerships. We also work with RVs and classic vehicles. We understand road trips are a great time for community, fun and new memories. Feel free to contact us for a FREE quote for auto body repairs!