When taking road trips, it is extremely important to remember to make sure your vehicle is properly equipped with the necessary roadside emergency supplies to keep you and your family safe on the road.

Road Trip Vehicle Safety Tips - TM2S

That being said, here are some Road Trip Vehicle Safety Tips you should do before heading out on your road trip adventure:

  • Check the air pressure in all tires, including the spare. Also consider buying a fix a flat just in case.
  • Make sure the wiper blades are functioning properly.
  • Inspect the radiator, pressure cap, belts, and hoses to make sure they are in good shape with no signs of blisters, cracks, or cuts in the rubber.
  • Make sure each fluid reservoir is full: Check the brake, automatic transmission, power steering, windshield washer and coolant. If you see any sign of fluid leakage, take your vehicle in to be serviced.
  • Check battery life and inspect batteries and battery cables.
  • Inspect brake pads and linings for wear; change the oil and filter according to manufacturer’s service interval specifications, and test the headlights, brake lights, turn signals, emergency flashers and interior lights.
  • Have a Roadside Emergency Kit in the car.

Any other Road Trip Vehicle Safety Tips you can think of?

BTW…Your Roadside Emergency Kit should include:

  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight
  • Emergency flat tire repair
  • Gloves, blankets and towels
  • Hazard triangle, road flares, brightly colored distress sign, or “Help” or “Call Police” flag
  • Screwdrivers and wrenches
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Water for both the car radiator and your family
  • High-calorie, non-perishable food

Do you have a Roadside Emergency Kit in your vehicle?