Checklist For Your First Road TripBy maigne on May 23rd, 2019
What should be on your checklist for your first road trip?
- Food & snacks
- Road trip playlist
- Car tune-up
- Emergency supplies
Excited to go on your first road trip but don’t know where to start with packing? We’ve got you covered.
It is important to take note of two things for a road trip: supplies for the people and supplies for your car. Pack supplies for you and your loved ones to prepare for anything that you may need while on the road. The same goes for your car; give it a quick tune-up at Toyota Motors Philippines before heading out for your trip.
Here is a checklist of things you need for your first road trip.
Food & Snacks
If you are venturing off into a location with a limited number of drive-thrus and restaurants, it would be for the best to bring your own food and snacks. Load up on your favorite brands to snack on. Don’t forget to also keep a stock of clean, drinking water. You can keep a cooler of water and other refreshments if your vehicle has a large enough trunk, such as those found in a Toyota Prado in the Philippines.
Road Trip Playlist
Find your own Carpool Karaoke moment and prepare a road trip playlist for you to belt out to. Create a combination of songs that would embody the mood of the open road. You can base this on the tastes of your friends and loved ones that you will be with. Here are a few songs you can add to your road trip playlist:
- I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
- Beep Beep by Juan Dela Cruz Band
- Drive by Incubus
- Better Days by Franco
Car Tune Up
To ensure that your vehicle is in tip-top shape, get it checked by specialists at Toyota Motors Philippines. Make sure that all fluids are filled up and that each part of your vehicle is functioning well. Here is a list of the parts of your car you should get checked out:
Get the levels of fluids in your car checked out. Low levels may indicate a leak somewhere in your car. Check the levels of your oil, coolant, and brake fluids. Have them topped up if they seem to be low.
Before you go on a long journey, get your wheels checked first. Fill them up with air at the recommended pressure before your trip starts. Look out for any possible things stuck in the nooks and crannies of your wheels.
Speaking of wheels, it is important to always have a spare in your car. Largely built vehicles such as the Toyota Prado Philippines can have spare wheels tucked underneath them.
In order to prepare yourself for any unforeseen accidents, stock your car up with emergency supplies for both you and your vehicle. Keep a fully equipped first aid kit in your car. This can be a simple bag that contains medicine, ointments, and bandages that you would need for any injuries. Bring a number of oral medicines for any headaches or stomach aches.
Your car should also be fully stocked with tools in order to prepare for any accidents. These can help you in situations where you will have to change or fix certain parts of your car alone. Here is a list of a few key parts for you to always have in your car:
- Safety triangles (to be visible)
- Tow strap
- Adjustable wrench
- Jumper cables
- Tire pressure gauge
- Tire inflator
Road trips are fun and unpredictable. You never know what exactly could happen while you’re having fun on the road. Keep you and your car prepared for anything with this special road trip checklist. Avail of tune-up services only at trusted automotive companies such as Toyota Motors Philippines.