Road Trips

Get Your Vehicle Road Trip Ready!

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Is your vehicle prepared for your next road trip?

Happy summer, everyone! Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, summer is here. Whether it’s at a drive-in movie theater or on vacation somewhere, it time to drive with the top down and the windows wide open. Is your vehicle road trip ready yet? No worries, our handy guide will help you figure out what you need the next time you hit the road.

Bring These Items on Your Next Road Trip!

  1. Jump start kits and on-the-go generators: You don’t want to break down somewhere and be stuck on the side of the road, waiting hours for help to come. That’ll be a serious downer on your exciting adventure. So, don’t rely on the kindness of strangers, but be prepared. Keep your vehicle battery going no matter where you are with jump start kits and on-the-go generators.
  2. Lighting: Always have flashlights or some kind of different handheld lighting in your vehicle. In case of breakdowns, accidents, or collisions late at night, it’s useful to have extra lighting. Whether you’re going camping in the woods or getting away to a fancy spa hotel, a handheld light in addition to your smartphone of choice is immensely helpful.
  3. An air compressor for your tires: Your tires could blow out at any time. Day or night, make sure you have an air compressor for your tires. It’ll make life easier for you even if you have to change a tire late at night. You can also use these to pump up bike tires or inflatable toys if need be.
  4. Dash cams and backup cameras: We’ve discussed the benefits of backup cameras before on this blog. Chances are, on a road trip, you’d be headed for unfamiliar territory. Dash cams can help you keep an eye on your surroundings, whether those are flying rocks or other cars speeding by. Backup cameras can help you see what’s behind you: pedestrians, animals, or other elements of your new environment you might not be expecting because you’re in a new place.

For All of Your Road Trip Needs

Does your vehicle need servicing before your next road trip? Trick Trucks is happy to service your vehicle and make sure your vehicle is in great shape all year long! With over forty years of experience servicing trucks, we have the expertise and equipment you need. Contact Trick Trucks online or by calling 1-866-60-TRICK. To find out more about our services and trucks, follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.