Carefree Highway: Road Trip Tips

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Spring break is here! With a bit of planning, you can make some memories to last a lifetime. If you are lucky enough to be making a break for it (in the form of a road trip), here’s a few tips to keep in mind.

Get your vehicle checked out. Stop by AM-PM Automotive Repair for a pre-trip safety inspection. Our experienced auto technicians will review your vehicle’s maintenance schedule and alert you to any warning signs with your tires, hoses, belts, fluids – fixing small issues early will keep you safe and help prevent a problem on the road.

Have an emergency road kit. Make sure your tire and jack are where you expect it, as well as blankets and flares.

Research before you go. Do you have a stopping point in mind at the end of each day? If so, do a bit of research up front and find the best places to eat, sleep, and fun things to do. There is nothing worse than returning home from a trip and finding out that 10 miles down the road was something everyone would have enjoyed seeing and doing – and would have provided a welcome break.

Snack time. Take some snacks. Snacks can provide a much needed power boost to sagging energy. Packing snacks also saves you time and money since you won’t have to stop to eat.

Don’t forget medications. Have medications organized and easy to access. Maybe take a few more days’ worth of medication with you in case you get delayed somewhere. Also, have some over-the-counter medications (aspirin, anti-diarrhea, antacid) as well as anti-bacterial wipes handy.

At AM-PM Automotive Repair, our goal is to keep you safely on the road so you can have a worry-free spring break road trip! Schedule your pre-trip inspection by requesting an appointment online or calling our independent White Bear Lake auto repair shop at 651-426-0462.

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