We love road trips. Any excuse to get out on the road with family or friends and explore new places; stopping whenever you see something interesting, eating way too many lollies and making road trip playlists to accompany the sound of the wheels on the road.
Whether you’re setting off in summer for a beach trip or exploring in winter for a cool change, the preparation for your road trip should always be pretty much the same. We want to make sure you get the best from your trip, so we took the liberty of making a list of our top tips to prepare you and your family or friends for your big adventure!
Check Your Car Out
Unless you’re a mechanically savvy type, you need to get your car checked out top to bottom by a professional before you turn the key to start your road trip. Make sure all of the fluid levels are checked, the oil has been changed within the last 5,000km and your tyres are in good working order.
The peace of mind that you get from checking your car out will be worth it once you start driving.
Pack Your Camping Gear
We are assuming that for at least a portion of your road trip, you’re going to be pulling up at a camping ground for a night or two. And when you are camping, it’s nice to be able to enjoy creature comforts – which is why we always recommend packing your camping generator.
With a camping generator, you’ll be able to enjoy lights, your handheld devices and even refrigeration, depending on what you’re after. Camping generators are effective for running a range of appliances and other creature comforts, so if you’re keen on camping without the fuss of worrying about lights or where you’re going to charge your phone, a generator is the way to go.
When setting out on the open road, you need to make sure you’re packing smart.
You will be pressed for space in many ways, and you don’t want to bring your whole wardrobe along – so think about what you’re going to be doing on your road trip, be sure to pack plenty of warm clothes if it’s going to be cold and don’t forget essentials like your toiletries.
Be Prepared for Anything
While you absolutely need to make sure you have the safety essentials like a first aid kit, you should also think about bringing along a torch, blanket and basic tools. Even though you may not need to use them, it’s important that you’re prepared for anything that can happen on the open road.
You also need to make sure that you have the non-life saving but also very essential essentials, like a killer playlist and plenty of snacks.
Keep the Kids Happy
If you are going to be travelling with kids, we don’t need to tell you to be prepared for your trip (you definitely know all about being prepared!). But, we can advise you that you should be ready to go with plenty of road trip games to keep them occupied! You’ll need more snacks and water than you ever thought you would – but it’s worth it when they’re happy at the end of a long day of driving.
We hope these tips have been helpful and that you enjoy your upcoming road trip. Don’t forget to be patient, drive carefully and don’t let something like fatigue or impatience ruin your holiday! Getting into an accident is no one’s idea of a good time and we don’t want that to happen to you. Get plenty of sleep, take plenty of pictures and don’t forget to pack right.