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Friday, 22 May 2020 12:52

How to prepare your car for long road trips

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Even with the quarantine lockdown in place, the urge and desire to travel has not gone away. In this article we would like to discuss road trips in a car and going on for long journeys with a car that isn’t a RV. There are certain tips and tricks you can follow to make your car better suited for those long journeys. Both the driver and the passengers can benefit from some additions to the car.

Add blinds or tint windows

On a long journey, the sun could become a problem. It’s good that it’s shining on our planet, but driving while it shines directly to your or your passenger’s faces is not fun at all. This is why tinted windows or blinds really pay off. In a long journey your passengers can comfortably nap and you can drive while being much more relaxed and rest a little bit more without having to cover your eyes all the time.

Make sure that the driving position and instruments are in good condition

If you’re going on a longer trip, remember that if something breaks or goes wrong, you won’t have time or tools to fix it. The most important things are: to check your instrument cluster, evaluate the response of the pedals, brakes and see how the steering wheel. Apart from the steering wheel, everything will be quite simple to fix. The steering wheel should be sent for refurbishment or repair to high-level providers like Woodensteeringwheels.com.

Add cushioning for the seat

Your buttocks, back and legs can get tired after a while. However, once a certain time passes, driving further can be impossible because the aches and pains become unbearable. If you add proper cushioning to the seat, it’s highly likely that you’ll be able to drive further and do it in much more comfort than without it.

Prepare cupholders and empty storage spaces

Have a soft drink, eat a burger, drop in a bottle of water for later, place your gloves just in case, etc. The storage spaces in your interior should be as empty as possible before the road trip. You don’t know what you will need and you are not familiar with the future, thus you need to be as cautious, as possible. Furthermore, you can buy special cupholders to make the car more suitable for refreshments during the long drive.

Have a flat-tyre repair kit on-demand

Getting a flat tyre on the road is a terrible misfortune. However, you should be prepared to replace it or fill it up temporarily, until you get to the nearest service station. There are special kits just for that occasion and you can buy one for relatively cheap. Hopefully you never have to use it, but if that situation arises, you’ll be ready!

Last modified on Saturday, 23 May 2020 02:56
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