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Summer Road Trip Essentials

August 2018 | By Paul Watley

We all love a good road trip. So how can you make sure yours isn't a bust? Get your car's battery tested and check out these five road trip essentials as you hit the pavement for your final summer road trip of the year.

1. Vehicle Emergency Kit

Make sure you are prepared in case of an emergency. We suggest adding a first-aid kit, flashlight (with extra batteries), bottled water, jump starter and small tool kit to your emergency kit. Putting an emergency kit together ahead of time will help you handle anything the road throws your way.

2. New Oil and Filter

For those longer road trips, you may want to show your car some TLC with a nice oil change. This will help keep your car in tip-top shape while you have the time of your life.

3. Tasty Travel Snacks

Beef jerky for dad, a snickers bar for mom and goldfish for the kids. Whatever your go-to snack is, don’t get caught on the road without it. For those road trippers with a sweet tooth, bring a cooler along for the ride to keep your sweet treats from melting.

4. Spare Tire

We really hope you don’t have to use this, but if a flat tire does rear its ugly head, you want to make sure you are prepared with a well-maintained spare tire. Inspect your spare before the trip for air pressure and to see if there is any visible damage.

5. Throwback Tunes

We all have those classic songs that help power us through a road trip. Whether you’re belting out the lyrics to Don’t Stop Believin’ by yourself or you use a family sing-a-long to teach the kids Sweet Home Alabama, great music can help pass the time on a long trip. Just make sure that your playlist is as ready to rock as you are.

Did you take an epic road trip this summer? Be sure to tell us all about it on Facebook or Twitter!

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