road tripsafety

Take car in for professional maintenance and inspection.

Road Trip Safety

Keep an emergency kit with water, flashlight, basic medical supplies, and more in the trunk.

Road Trip Safety

Check and change oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and other fluids as appropriate.

Road Trip Safety

Check engine coolant fluid levels. This is crucial in scorching weather.

Road Trip Safety

Check air conditioning systems.

Road Trip Safety

Test battery levels and corrosion. Summer weather shortens the lifespan of batteries.

Road Trip Safety

Car Safety during

road trips

Car Safety During Road Trips

Reduce distractions from children and pets with road trip games, movies, and music.

Car Safety During Road Trips

Bring a cellphone and charger – not for texting, but for emergency communications.

Car Safety During Road Trips

Drive with vigilance and caution.

Car Safety During Road Trips

Combat exhaustion and drowsy driving with frequent stops and breaks.

Car Safety During Road Trips

Prepare GPS systems and back-up maps before hitting the road.

Tips for Safe Driving in the Summer

  • Riding motorcycles and bikes are a popular summertime activity. Share the road and drive with caution around cyclists.
  • Flip flops make for a great summer outfit, but are bad for driving.
  • Consider installing car security system. Crime peaks during summer in many states.
  • Avoid scorching vehicle interiors after entering a parked car by using a windshield sun shade.
  • Be cautious with weight and height limits when strapping luggage or items on your roof.
  • A summer playlist can be great, but never drive while distracted by music, texts, food, or anything else.