Road trip safety tips
Summer is officially here, and there’s no better time to squish into your vehicle with your best friends or family and hit the road. We’re huge fans of road trips here at Matt Castrucci Mazda, and we want to make sure you stay as safe as possible on your journey this summer. So in the spirit of the season, we’re giving out three of our best road trip safety tips! Read on for details!
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How to stay safe on a summer road trip
Driving in unfamiliar places can be stressful as it is, but if there are unexpected detours or roadblocks along your journey, you can easily get lost. Plan ahead by checking your route to find any construction zones or road closures, and make sure you always have a map handy in your vehicle too. GPS on your phone won’t help a whole lot if you are in an area without good service, but a physical map will help you find your way if you do end up lost.
Stay focused on the road
It can be tough to focus your attention solely on the road while on a road trip because beautiful scenery and landscape is everywhere you look, but avoiding distractions is vitally important to staying safe on your journey. We recommend having a co-pilot in the passenger seat who can take pictures or answer texts for you to limit your distractions.
Get a tune up
A lot can happen while you’re on the road, so give yourself some peace of mind by receiving having your vehicle looked at prior to your departure. If your vehicle will be due for new oil during your journey, make sure to visit your hometown, regular service center before hitting the road to avoid any anxiety about having your vehicle serviced in an unfamiliar place.
If you’re going on a road trip this summer and are in need of a vehicle service or inspection before hitting the road, stop in and see us at Matt Castrucci Mazda or schedule a service appointment online today!