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How to Avoid a Road Trip from Hell

COMEDY DEFENSIVE DRIVING presents HOW TO AVOID A ROAD TRIP P FROM HEL I hear the Grizwold's are looking to rent an RV... Here are some tips to ensure that your car and your family are prepared for your next adventure: SCHEDULE A CHECKUP. Fuel Wipers Air Pressure Oil Change Hazards Perform basic maintenance on your vehicle before you head out such as checking wipers and fluid levels. Also, schedule any necessary service such as oil changes or tune ups. A vehicle in top shape will have a better chance of staying reliable and efficient. STAY CHARGED. Baking Soda Check your battery to make sure it's strong and has clean terminals. A little baking soda and water will do the job. A road trip is no fun if your car won't start. READ THE RUBBER. FOR GOODNESS SAKE, CHANGE ME! Inspect For: The easiest way to measure tread is to hold a quarter upside down in the tread. If the top of George Washington' head is visible, you need new tires to ensure traction in all weather conditions. Tears Bulges GIVE IT A BREAK. BE PREPARED. Stock your car with an emergency kit– especially a flashlight, blanket, first-aid kit, and tools. Have your service station inspect your car's brake pads to make sure they aren't worn or need replacing. Also, bring water and extra snacks, just in case. PACK SMART. A portable GPS navigation system will help you to find gas stations or restaurants along the way. Check your vehicle's load capacity to make sure you aren't putting too much weight in the car. TRACK IT. KID PREP. If you're driving with kids, make sure you pack enough snacks, water, games, videos, and music to keep them comfortable and occupied during your journey. COUNT ON STOPS STOP STO TOP Refreshments Restroom Fuel STOP BE SAFE. Make sure you are driving safely and follow the rules of the road. Don't forget your lights! LIGHTS INSPECTION Have a helper sit in the driver's seat as you stand outside and check all the lights. Have them turn on the headlights- both dim and bright- brake lights, parking lights, backing lights, running lights and turn signals. Sources: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2011/06/road-trip-prep-10-things-to-check-before-you-hit-the-road/index.htm http://voices.yahoo.com/how-inspect-car-taking-long-road-11522060.html?cat=27 Infographic Designed by: DEFENSIVE DRIVING ENationalPositions COMEDY Эе

How to Avoid a Road Trip from Hell

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It's that time of year to take the family out on a road trip. What if you did not take care of all your car's preventative measures? Here is a wacky and fun check list before your next family outing.

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