Your Road Trip Survival Guide

Your Road Trip Survival GuideRola Motor Group
Tips for Road trip
The holidays are nearly here and a family road trip is in order.

Whether you’re embarking on an adventure to Namibia or just journeying to Grandma, it’s time to get yourself ready.

The long hours squished in the car can take their toll. Even the jolliest of families can begin to bicker and squabble.

5TIPS FOR SURVIVING
THE LONG JOURNEY
OR, HOW TO AVOID MOM’S “DON’T MAKE ME COME BACK THERE!” OUTBURST
1SAFETY FIRST
To avoid common causes of break downs, make sure your basics are in order. Book a service now to make sure you arrive at your destination in one piece and have your wheels, water, oil and fuel efficiency checked.
2PLAN YOUR ROUTE
A road trip is all about the adventure of the journey, not just the destination. Enjoy the sights along the way. Be sure to stop every two hours or so for a rest and leg stretch.
3KEEP THE KIDS HAPPY
“Are we there yet?’ Every parent’s worst nightmare, right? Pack activities to keep the kids entertained during the trip and during stops. Toys like skipping ropes and balls are great for rest stops as it gets them moving. Car games, like I-spy and 20 Questions, will also keep your kids giggling throughout the trip. If your drive is especially long, this might be a good time to invest in tablets loaded with games and educational activities.
4PACK SMART
Have an emergency kit handy packed with snacks, wet wipes and other useful items. According to experts, the unwritten rule to follow when packing your boot is to concentrate the weight as far forward as possible to reduce pressure over your wheels.
5STAY CHARGED
Have a USB charger handy to keep your phone and GPS charged and ready to go. It’s also very nifty for keeping your kids’ portable devices charged.
Before you drive off into the sunset these holidays, perhaps it’s time to upgrade to a more spacious and safe ride. Check out our specials and find your family’s perfect fit.

Nervous you might break down en-route? Get the peace of mind that you deserve these holidays by extending your current service plan.

Happy road tripping!

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