Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cross Country Adventures & Road Trip Planning

Cross country driving continues to be a popular vacation pastime. As air travel prices continues to become more expensive and more of a hassle, many are discovering that taking your a vehicle on a road trip is enjoyable. Besides, taking your own car offers more freedom, saves money, no flight delays and best of all-- no TSA!

When on a cross country or road trip, the journey becomes part of the vacation. If the trip is properly planed you will see that America has many beautiful, scenic roads.
Properly planning the trip will save you time, money, and stress. You will enjoy the adventure more.
Below are some tips to get the most out of your next cross country trip.

Prepare your car:
  • Check fluid levels (engine oil, coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid)
  • Make sure belts and hoses are strong and snug
  • Check breaks
  • Check tires

Saving money on gas:
You don't need to wait unless your tank is empty to fill it up. If you see low gas prices, stop to take a break and to take advantage of the gas prices. The more you can minimize gas prices, the more you save. 

Packing for your road trip:
Remember to pack for emergencies, entertainment, fine dining and outdoor adventures. You never know what your adventure will hold!

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