While summer trips may look a little different this year, a classic summer road trip might be just the solution! Experience the beauty that nature has to offer while still social distancing away from large crowds. With summer winding down and back-to-school right around the corner, you may want to take a few last-minute road trips.
Here are Boyd Insurance’s road trip safety tips to keep in mind while preparing for your adventure…
Check your insurance coverage
Will your auto insurance protect you if you accidentally injure a pedestrian on your summer drive? What if you run out of gas or hit a tree? If you’re not sure about what types of scenarios you’re covered for, check in with your Boyd Insurance advisor before heading out on your trip. Are you planning on using a rental car for your road trip? Here’s what you need to know about rental car coverage.
Update your Emergency Vehicle Kit
One of the best ways to be prepared is by keeping your car well-stocked with emergency supplies. A Few items you might want to include are: jumper cables; flashlight and batteries; duct tape; first-aid kit; an inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack; Bottled water and energy bars; and an extra change of clothes. When you’re packing up the car, don’t put your emergency kit in the car first. Instead, wait until everything else is securely stowed before placing the kit in the trunk. That way, you can easily access it in case of an emergency.
Give your car a check-up
Even if you have your car serviced recently, it is still a good idea to double-check your car before you leave for your trip. Consider checking the following before you drive off into the sunset: Your engine; coolant; oil levels; air filters; battery; tires; lights and signals. Sunset.
Don’t forget to carry cash with you
Going on a road trip will sometimes lead you into a remote place and that might not take credit cards. It’s always a good idea to keep cash with you just in case.
Avoid driving while tired — It can be very dangerous. In fact, drowsy drivers cause over 1,500 fatal car accidents every year. That’s because being tired impairs your ability to react quickly, make sound decisions, and keep your car in the correct lane. So make sure to get a good night’s rest before heading on the road.
Create the perfect playlist
The perfect playlist with your favorite tunes can really set the mood for your vacation. Worried about a long drive? Your playlist can help to boost the morale of your car and even get you being stuck in traffic.
You’ve done all of the planning and prep work for your trip, now you can sit back enjoy the ride!
Boyd Insurance & Investments is here to provide Protection for Life, with support through life’s unforeseen circumstances involving your home, business, and other assets. Give your advisor a call if you have any questions about your existing coverage or if you’d like to add any additional coverage before your trip!