Preventative care is important
You probably don’t want to hear this. However, preventative care is super important. Before you even head on your road trip, it’s best to get your vehicle looked at. Of course, once you have left, there’s no turning back. Just a quick tip before you head out on vacation and to help save you some time down the road.
Keep an emergency kit in your car
Emergency kits always come in handy when you don’t think you’ll need them. Which is why always having an emergency kit in your vehicle is important. Don’t even leave home without a kit with the essentials. When you’re putting together your emergency kit, think of things like water, snacks, extra blankets, flares, first aid kit, jumper cables and so on. We even carry fun activities for the kids in case we are stuck for a little bit.
Call your insurance company
When you break down, while on vacation, there is one important thing you can do. Call your insurance company. You may have coverage to help you called roadside assistance. What this means is your insurance company contracts with someone to come to you. If you don’t have this, it’s worth looking in to. You never know when you may need it.
Make a plan as soon as your car breaks down
If you don’t have roadside assistance, it’s imperative that you plan as soon as your car breaks down. Call a tow truck and try to get your vehicle worked on ASAP. This is especially true if you’re in a dangerous situation (on the side of the road in the dark). If you have kids, it’s even more important that you get things taken care of ASAP.
Get to a safe place
If your car breaks down, while on vacation, get the vehicle taken care of and then get to a safe place. A safe place could include your hotel room, away from harm’s way. If you don’t have anywhere to go, a public place is always best. If you aren’t quite to your destination, you may be camping here for a few days until your vehicle gets fixed.
When your car breaks down while on vacation, call a tow truck, get it into a shop, and get your family to a safe place. What tips do you have for car problems on vacation?
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