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Tips on Preparing Cars for Summer Road Trips

Cars in the Summer

Car Summer Road Tips

One of the joys of summer is getting together with some good friends, setting a destination and heading out on the highway for a summer road trip. Whether you are going cross country, down to the Gulf Coast or just a trip out to the Cape, being careful with your car is very important. Your road trip won't be much fun if you run out of gas, pop a tire or overheat the radiator. And if any malfunctions happen to parts while you are driving this greatly increase the chances of an accident.

Have a Great Time!

At Petruzelo Insurance we want everyone who takes a road trip to have a great time. And the best way to do that is to prepare in advance. Here are some helpful safety tips to follow before you head out on a road trip.


Get a Tune-Up/Inspection: Even if you are handy with engines, it's always a good idea to have your car professionally inspected before a long drive. A trained mechanic will spot things your average driver won't and will be able to let you know what needs to be replaced before you rack up a couple of hundred miles on your car. A tune up is also recommended so you have your fluids topped off, your brakes checked and your battery charged.


Road Side Assistance: Whether you have AAA or get roadside assistance through your car insurance provider, it is very important to have this peace of mind. Running out of gas or breaking down on a deserted stretch of highway is no fun. Not only could you be in for a long wait but once help does arrive, the cost of a tow and repairs can be expensive. Spare yourself the drama of being stranded and have a roadside emergency service you can depend on.


Take Turns Driving: Road trips are often done with a group of friends and this is a good idea since it cuts down on the monotony of driving long distances alone. It also helps since you can switch up driving duties. Spending too much time behind the wheel can make a driver tired and when this happens your reflexes slow making it harder to swerve out of the way if another car steers into your lane. Take turns driving so the driver is always refreshed and alert.


Check your Insurance: Never assume your car insurance is all set. Even if you are diligent about checking your monthly statements, it is always a good idea to contact your local insurance representative prior to a long drive to ensure you have the coverage you need.


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