How to Plan a Summer Road Trip

How to Plan a Summer Road Trip

How to Plan a Summer Road Trip

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Turo Accident Lawyer. Planning a road trip during the summer can be just as fun as the drive itself. With vivid sights, exotic food, and bonding with family and friends, taking a summer road trip is a definite worthwhile investment. To make the most out of these trips, be sure to plan accordingly to save money, avoid mishaps, and arrive home safely with your loved ones.

Reasons to Rent a Car

Whether taking on a long trip or flying into another city, you may want to consider reserving a rental car. Long road trips usually mean putting on extra miles and wear and tear on your own personal vehicle, which can lead to expensive service repairs in the future.

Why You Should Try Turo

When flying out of town for vacation, consider using a carshare service like Turo to get around. Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft can be costly, especially when traveling with many friends and family. Using Turo is an excellent way of trying out a wide selection of exotic, sport and practical cars priced reasonably similar to other rental car agencies.

Vehicle Service

If you prefer to take your own personal vehicle on a long road trip rather than a rental car, be sure to have routine maintenance performed before you take off. This includes battery inspections, tune-ups, tire rotations, oil changes and more. By doing so, you have the peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is well-prepared for an extended trip.

Plan Your Route

Having a planned route is vital in filling your gas tank regularly and allowing for proper rest. This can be done by stopping in major cities as these areas offer quick access to amenities you may not find on your route.

Emergency Roadside Kit

Vehicle breakdowns can sometimes happen down the road. Even if you had your car serviced before your trip, always plan ahead and prepare an emergency roadside kit. This should include basic repair tools, jumper cables, tire pressure gauge, flares, first aid kit, cell phone charger, maps, nonperishable foods, extra set of clothing and emergency blankets.

Keeping Your Children Safe

Children should never be left unattended in a parked vehicle as heatstroke can occur at any time. Even if you leave your air conditioner on or have your windows rolled down, it is never okay to leave your kids alone in the car.

Exercise Due Care

Drivers should expect to see others on the road during warmer climates such as pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. Always follow the rules of the road and exercise due care to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones.

Sacramento Turo Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Turo Accident Lawyer. Even the most cautious drivers can be involved in motor vehicle accidents and be left with severe injuries as a result. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident while riding in a Turo vehicle or one caused by a Turo car, I am here to provide you with free, friendly legal advice on your situation. Please feel free to contact me any time at (916) 921-6400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400.

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