Road trips are a fantastic way to explore the countryside, get from one city to another, move a kid to college, or just get away from home and have some fun. Some people choose to rent a car for their road trip, feeling safer in a vehicle that is ultimately someone else’s responsibility. If you’re road tripping in your car, it’s a good idea to do some basic maintenance before you head out; there’s nothing more frustrating than having a breakdown on vacation.
10. Check Fluids
The first thing you should do when you’re heading out on a road trip is to check all the fluids in your car. Brake fluid, coolant fluid, wiper fluid, oil levels. Anything you can access and check, do so. Anything that needs refiling or repair, take care of it. Traveling with an extra bottle of windshield wiper fluid is often a good idea; running out halfway through your day of driving is incredibly frustrating.