Vehicle Prep: Key to a Safe Road Trip

The success of your vacation family road trip lies in putting the safety of your family first. Preparing your vehicle in advance can help you have a safe and positive road trip experience. Vehicle prep can entail the following:  

Vehicle Inspection

Have your car inspected by a certified mechanic to make sure all systems are working properly before taking off on the road. If your car needs a tune-up, oil change, new brake pads or other essential repairs, get them done in advance of your travels. Before going anywhere, get a clear “thumbs up” from your mechanic to show your vehicle is road ready.     

Safety Features

If you’re traveling with young children, check your kids’ car seats to ensure they’re installed properly and functioning as they should. Safe car seats and working seat belts are a must when traveling with children. Additional safety features such as airbags and child safety locks will further protect your kids on the road.      

Insurance Coverage

Review your auto insurance coverage from Connect America Insurance Agency to make sure it’s up to date. Keep in mind that roadside assist coverage could come in handy for unexpected breakdowns during your travels. Whether you’re staying around Jacksonville, FL or driving out of state, you can travel worry free knowing you have adequate car insurance coverage.

Emergency Kit

Pack an emergency travel kit to help with crisis situations that may arise on the road. Your kit should contain such essentials as water, jumper cables, flashlight, flares, car tools to make simple repairs and first aid kit. Make sure you also have a working cell phone with a charger to stay connected with loved ones during your travels.

In the event of an accident, contact your Connect America Insurance Agency rep in Jacksonville, FL to help with any insurance needs.