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How To Prepare For A Successful Long Road Trip

By Mason White 7:26 PM December 15, 2016
Car on long road trip (illustration) 

By: Mahesh Sarin
Going on a long road trip can be a very exciting adventure.

Here are few tips to make your long road trip more pleasurable.

When planning your trip, make an appointment to you primary care physician to get a health checkup.

This will ensure that your trip is not abruptly halted due to a sudden trip to an emergency room for a medical issue or for lack of prescription medications.

Cars for trips need to be affordable, ensuring low gas mileage, to lower the cost of your adventure.

It is also a good idea to prepare a car for a trip. Take the car to your mechanic, even if your vehicle did not give you any trouble. This will give you peace of mind, knowing that your vehicle is in perfect working order.

If your mechanic finds something wrong with your vehicle, make sure they use top of the line quality parts so it lasts for the long road trip.

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When that’s done, it’s time to get your car cleaned and smelling fresh. This will enhance you experience and the time you spend in the vehicle while traveling.

A day before the trip, call your loved ones and let them know about your plans. This way they won’t have to call while you drive, and will allow you to relax and enjoy the surroundings and scenery.

Before you leave, set up automatic bill pay through your credit card company or bank so that you don’t come home to a nasty surprise of shut off utilities notices.

Make sure to empty the bag from your garbage can so crawling insects don’t inhabit your home while you are away.

Before heading out, download good music or buy a new CD for the long road trip to get you in the best mood possible.