5 Things You Must Bring on a Road Trip

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Golden Hour Car Road Trip. Scenic Countryside Road During Sunset.

Road trips are fun, especially if you have some friends to join you around. This outdoor activity enables you to release all the stress you accumulated from the negativities brought by your everyday life. The fresh breeze, the beautiful sceneries, and the culture of the local folks can make your experience quite worthwhile indeed.

However, the fun comes with several risks. If you’ve never been on a road trip before, chances are you probably don’t have enough ideas as to how you can prepare yourself for such an event. Road trips are pretty different from your typical way of traveling such as via airplane, train, or a ship. You will embark on an adventure like never before as you roam the long roads with a trusty vehicle.

One way you can prepare for a road trip is through stocking up on some items that could prove to be pretty handy while you’re on the way. If the car that will be used for the road trip is yours, then you should be more prepared than the others.

Lucky for you we have compiled some of the basic things that you need to bring before you hit on a long trip so that you can totally enjoy your day while on the road:

  • Driver’s License, Car Registration, and Insurance Information

One rule every driver must be aware of even when not going on a road trip is that they must bring these three items before stepping on the gas. Remember that failure to bring a driver’s license can make you liable to some violations which could delay your trip if you get caught.

Moreover, dealing with law enforcers on the road can become quite difficult to make sure you also have the car registration and insurance information documents with you.

  • Spare Tire

No matter how much you care for your car, unexpected things still do happen. It is important to always bring a spare tire. If you already have any experience in changing a flat tire, then good for you. But if you don’t, better study how to do it right now or have someone who has the skills join you on your trip.

Remember that your spare tire must also be in good working condition or else bringing it in the first place is completely useless.

  • Emergency Car Kit

Your emergency car kit must include the following items:

  • Rope
  • Gloves
  • Flares
  • Jumper cables
  • First-aid kit (gauze pads, band-aids, antiseptic cream and wipes, medical wraps, etc.)
  • Flashlights
  • Blankets

The kit basically contains almost everything that is pretty essential for traveling, and you can use it in case of accidents and other sorts of emergencies.

  • Water

It’s not only you and your companions who need to be hydrated after all. So, Keep a gallon of water for your car. Also never forget to bring some oil as well.

  • Paper Map

Sure, it might be more convenient to use Google Maps and other smartphone apps for navigation instead. But remember that you can lose the connection in some remote places and in this case paper maps are very useful. Try to find a map that has roads, landmarks and adequate information on a whole region.



Author: erwin reyes

Erwin has a combined experience of more than 15 years in the car insurance industry in the Philippines and Australia. Loves cars and enjoys to sourcing out great deals for its clients