Advice for driving your first Road Trip
After many years of patience, when you get your license you are going to plan your first road trip. But you need to know some things before planning your trip. I hope that this blog will help you to plan your road trip.
From my experience, I am giving all the details that will help to plan your road trip. we will cover all the essential things.
- Plan your Trip:
I think all your things are going smoothly if you plan your trip correctly.
There are several things that will guide you :
- Duration and Destination
- Check Your Vehicle
- Check your Vehicle documents
- Essential equipment
We explained all these points below
- Duration and Destination:
It is the first and most important part of planning a road trip.
First of all, you need to select the destination if you are planning for a one-day trip then you need to select the nearest place so that you can enjoy your trip and come back home in the daytime
But if you’re planning for a long-range trip then you need to take breaks after a certain time so that you can feel relaxed. If there is an interesting city, park, store, or restaurant that you would like to see on your road trip, schedule stops accordingly
- Check your vehicle:
- Make sure that your vehicle is fully maintained
- Check tyre pressure
- Don’t forget to check your fuel tank
- Check if you have a spare tyre and make sure it is in good condition
- Check your Vehicle documents:
You need to carry all the documents of your vehicle such as:
- RC (Registration Certificate),
- PUC (Pollution Under Control)
- insurance papers.
- Driving License
Check for their expiry dates as well, because if you travel interstate, you may need your vehicle’s documents.
- Essential Equipment:
Again, a vital part of a road trip is to be prepared for the unexpected! Here are a basic set of things that you must have:
- Medical Kit: Make sure that your medical kit must have proper medicines, bandages, antiseptic etc.
- Toolbox: In case of an emergency like puncture toolbox is required to replace the punctured tyre with the spare tyre or tight the loose parts of the car
- GPS/Navigation System: This is an essential part of the road trip. Nowadays, smartphones have an in-built navigation system (Google Maps). If you are using your smartphone as a primary navigation system you need to carry the dashboard mount and car charger because the continuous usage of the navigation system drains the phone battery pretty quickly.
- Road Helpline Numbers/Service Centre Numbers: Don’t forget to grab car service centre numbers as well as road helpline number you can find all these numbers online