How to Safely Prepare for a Summer Roadtrip

How to Safely Prepare for a Summer Roadtrip
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Check Your Battery

With summer now on the way, there’s a good chance you and your family are planning a road trip. This year, AAA estimates it’ll aid over eight-million motorists between Memorial Day and Labor Day; so avoid being a statistic by planning ahead.

It is estimated that more than 31 million will take to the roads this summer for travel as many avoid the skies and the hassle hopping on a plane has become. So to avoid being one of those that get stuck on the side of the road this summer, go through our checklist before embarking on that trip.

First things first, take a look at your car’s battery and make sure it’s in good condition. The summer heat can break down a car battery’s internals and increase the rate of corrosion on the terminals. The average car battery has a service life between three to five years, so if you’re in that window, get it inspected by a professional. Make sure your terminal connections are nice and tight and that they aren’t corroded.