There’s nothing more exciting than taking a summer road trip with your family. Whether you’re exploring the Green Valley, AZ area or traveling beyond, the following road safety tips from Insurance Center of Green Valley can enhance your summer travels.
Inspect Your Vehicle
Before hitting the road this summer, have your mechanic do a multi-point inspection of your vehicle. Your mechanic should check your engine, battery, fluids, tires, brakes and cooling system before giving you an “all clear” for long distance travels.
Plan Your Route
In addition to using your smartphone’s GPS, make sure you bring an updated map to mark your routes and plan your travels. A map will come in handy if you encounter areas where you receive no service on the road. Maps are easy to follow and reliable at all times, making it easy to keep track of your travels.
Drive defensively, making sure to obey speed limits, keeping a safe distance from other cars, stopping to rest when you’re tired and avoiding texting or talking on your cell phone when driving. Take your time and enjoy your road trip to the full by visiting natural resources or exploring famous landmarks along the way.
Protect Your Vehicle and Belongings
Lock your vehicle when you’re not inside to protect your car (and belongings) from theft. Park in well-lit, secure areas when stopping to rest or have a meal to discourage thieves from targeting your vehicle. If you must stop at night to use restroom facilities, use the facilities quickly to reduce your risk of theft.
Update Car Insurance
Make sure your auto insurance is up-to-date for full protection on the road. To update your auto insurance coverage for an upcoming road trip, contact Insurance Center of Green Valley in Green Valley, AZ today.