A Handy Summer Road Trip Preparation Checklist

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Getting ready to set out on the open road? Consult these road trip preparation guidelines:

Keep All Electronics – and Chargers – On Hand

These days, travel involves a lot of electronics. Are you using a GPS? Checking gas prices on your phone? Are the kids playing games on their mobile devices? Make sure you bring all of these and the chargers to match.

Have an Idea of How Long It Will Take

You can’t pack for a trip until you know how many days you’ll be away. Outline a route and locations to visit ahead of time, giving you a better idea of what to bring along.

Go Shopping for Snacks

Your family is going to get hungry between stops, so keep a cooler full of sandwiches, snacks, and water bottles in the car. It’s cheaper than fast food and won’t add extra time to your trip.

Get the Right Vehicle

Think about how big your family is, how much luggage they have to bring along, and how cramped everyone might feel after a day or two of driving. Consider prepping for your road trip with a new ride.

Service Your Car

If the one you have does the job just fine, your car still needs to be tuned ahead of the road trip to avoid a blown tire or a breakdown on the side of the road.

Road trip preparation can be overwhelming, but we at Midwest Toyota can help. Schedule a service appointment for your current ride or peruse our incredible inventory and get behind the wheel of a new car.

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