Before embarking on a long journey, it is important you make sure your vehicle is fully prepared
There are many things that need to be checked before you hit the road – from checking the tires, the oil level and the fuel tank. You should also make sure you have enough water, food and blankets in case of any unexpected delays on the way. Finally, of course, it is worth considering what will happen if something goes wrong? What would happen if your car broke down in a remote area? All of these things are important when you go on a long journey, so make sure you’re okay before you set off!
1. Check your tires, oil level and fuel tank
The first thing you want to do is check all of your tires, oil, and fuel. Make sure your tires are sufficiently inflated and in good condition. Make sure they have enough tread to drive on the freeway. If the tread pattern is too low, the tire may explode or puncture when driving on the motorway. Your car needs oil to run smoothly, so make sure the oil level is high enough – preferably above the minimum requirement if possible. Check the condition of your fuel tank and refuel if necessary. Also check where there are petrol stations on your route so that you can always refuel when needed.
2. Make sure you have enough water, food and blankets in case there is a delay on the way
The last thing you want is to get stuck on the side of the road because your car broke down. It may seem like a lot of work, but it is worth being prepared for any unforeseen situation that may arise while traveling.
3. Consider what happens if something goes wrong – make sure you know how to contact roadside assistance before embarking on a long journey
Before you go on a long trip, make sure you have your insurance and roadside assistance phone numbers ready. It’s also important that you check various sources including traffic police and local mechanics for information relevant to your trip. And if you are not feeling well, don’t go!
4. Pack the emergency kit with items such as patch cords, flares, and safety triangles in case help is needed; also consider packing essential tools such as screwdrivers and wrenches if needed.
5. If possible, bring someone who is knowledgeable about cars so that they can help if anything goes wrong during the trip (eg tire change).
6. Have your phone fully charged; use updated navigation and don’t be afraid to use help
When using Advanced Navigation Services, don’t be afraid to use them to get help where you are right now. The use of maps should not be underestimated! Your phone’s battery will last longer if you charge it periodically during the day in your car.