Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Preparing For A Road Trip

Preparing for a Road Trip

Vacation Checklist

Nobody wants a road trip spoiled by car trouble! Just a little pre-trip planning goes a long way toward ensuring a fun and safe trip for the entire family.

Before you head out, head to an Independent Service Center near you that sells quality ACDelco parts.

Before leaving on a road trip, be sure to:

  • Take your vehicle to an Independent Service Center near you that sells quality ACDelco parts to check your belts, hoses, brakes, lights, windshield washer fluid, wiper blades, engine oil and coolant
  • Make sure your trunk has a jack, lug wrench and other tools you'll need to change a tire
  • Check tire pressure of all tires, including the spare
  • Make sure you have a working flashlight with extra batteries, emergency reflectors, sunglasses and a first aid-kit
  • Take your driver's license, vehicle registration and auto and medical insurance cards
  • Carry a spare set of vehicle keys
  • Plan your route and leave a copy of your itinerary with a relative or neighbor
  • Bring any special medications and prescription information
  • Take your doctor's phone number
  • Take your eyeglass prescription
  • Bring a cellular phone or a sign that tells passersby to “Call Police” in case of trouble
  • Have any repairs or vehicle maintenance performed before the trip—see your vehicle's owner's manual for vehicle maintenance schedules.

For tips like these and more, visit ACDelco.


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