Road Trip Safety Tips

Before you set out for your next vacation destination, here are some safety tips to prepare you for a worry-free road trip:

Before You Go
Make sure your car is ready bumper to bumper. You already know that you should prep your car’s major systems for the trip (tune up, oil change, air conditioner checkup), but don’t forget the details:

  • Check tire tread and pressure. Be sure to follow the tire manufacturer’s recommendations for inflation, especially if you’re hauling or carrying a heavy load.
  • Check wiper blades for wear and replace if needed.
  • Check exterior lights and replace any burned out bulbs.
  • Check driver license, registration and vehicle inspection dates and renew them if needed before you leave.
  • Keep roadside emergency supplies in your vehicle. Reflectors, flares, flashlight and a reflective vest can help keep you safer in the event of a breakdown.
  • Bring an extra set of keys. Just in case.
  • Get an auto insurance tune-up. Talk to your professional insurance agent to make sure your coverage is up to date. If you should break down or get into a fender-bender, you don’t want any surprises about what your insurance policy covers. Have a safe and fun trip!

Call 855-993-4470, get your free quote online, or find a local agent. Feel free to Contact Us if you have questions about insurance coverage.