ROAD TRIP SAFETY ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR CAR

ROAD TRIP SAFETY ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR CAR

The long break is fast approaching and plans for road trips are underway. Fun with friends, campfire story dreams and maybe finding that special someone n the way. But certain factors can ruin your summer dreams and make you hate road trips, but here are a few things you will need along the way to help fight whatever may try to ruin your trip

FOOD AND WATER

This is the first essential. Thirst can be dangerous if ignored especially under the summer heat. Stock-up on water and be sure to never run dry. Water could also be useful in cases of a fire outbreak as help might not be near enough for convenience. Food also is super important. Road trips on an empty stomach can make the drive really boring, stressful and longer than it is. Chips, cans of drink, cakes or even home packaged meals are lifesavers under the summer heat. Try avoiding chocolate bars as they are sure to melt under the intense summer sun.

REPAIR ESSENTIALS

Cars breaking down on the way can be dreadful especially under the summer sun and if help is far away. Keeping tools like jacks, car wedges, screwdrivers, fire extinguisher,  etc. handy can help in such situations can be huge helps. Instead of waiting hours for help, you could fix the problem yourself using your emergency supplies. Also, be sure to ha a spare tire in the car before you move, and check if it’s still usable.

COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Having a cell phone handy when you get into a tight fix can be a lifesaver as you could call for help. Be sure to keep your phone fully charged and in case the battery runs down, have a power for such emergencies. A battery powered radio would be considered useful as there is little worry of it going off.

FLASHLIGHT

These are necessary whether or not you’re going on a road trip because no matter how hot the summer might get, it’ll still get dark. There should be at least one flashlight in the car. It’s advisable to use solar powered as there’s a lot of sun during the day to power it up. Battery powered flashlights are also advisable as they do not need recharging through electricity.

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