If you’re going to be hitting the highway this spring break, you’re in good company – this is one of the busiest travel times of the year. It seems like everyone is hitting the road for a quick getaway, which means your chances of getting into a collision are higher. Toyota of N Charlotte is here with spring break road trip safety tips to help you get to your final destination with ease.
Use our road trip safety tips to hit the road this year
The first thing to keep in mind is that when you take a road trip, you’re most likely going to be on the highway. This means traveling long distances at high speeds, which can take a toll on your car. That’s why it’s important to ensure your car has been serviced before you head out. Our N Charlotte auto service techs will check things like your oil, battery, tires, brakes, wipers, and headlights to make sure you’re ready for the open road.
Here are a few more road trip safety tips from Toyota of N Charlotte:
1) Use defensive driving.
Be sure to use your best defensive driving skills while out on a spring break getaway. You should always leave plenty of space between your car and other vehicles so you have plenty of space to react, and follow the rules of the road (like the speed limit and coming to complete stops at stop signs). Additionally, put away all distractions and focus on the road. This can help you prevent an accident from happening rather than just reacting to it.
2) Think before you pack.
You definitely want to pack the necessities in a bag that you can easily reach – we’re talking cell phone, maps, snacks, medicines, etc. And don’t forget to leave a clear line of sight out of the back of the car and be sure to put the heaviest items on the bottom. You should also ensure you’re ready for emergencies with supplies like a spare tire, a jack, fix-a-flat, jumper cables, a flashlight, car insurance information, and your AAA card (if you have one).
3) Plan ahead for efficiency.
Spring break is a big time for travel so leaving those hotel reservations until the last minute isn’t the wisest decision. Book ahead of time, and also plan your trip route ahead of time. You’ll also want to plan a backup route in case you find yours majorly delayed by bad traffic or bad weather – you can avoid it so your trip is efficient and easy.
4) Be patient on the road.
We know you’re eager to get to your spring break road trip destination, but be sure to leave yourself extra time in case of traffic or wet roads. The last thing you want to do is rush and get into a collision – that’ll just delay your trip even further.
Schedule N Charlotte auto service for your car before you leave
Need to schedule auto service for your road trip before you hit the highway? Stop by Toyota of N Charlotte today. We’re waiting for you with incredible Toyota service deals at 13429 Statesville Road, just off I-77 at exit 23 in Huntersville!