5 Tips for a Fun, Safe Road Trip (Updated 2)

March 15th, 2019 by

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 12/14/18 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

No matter the season, road trips are exciting.

Until warmer weather is on the horizon, your road trips will probably involve some winter weather.

A problem on the road can put an end to the fun.

It’s important to take the necessary steps to make your road trip enjoyable and safe for everyone.

Here’s what you need to know.

1. Go off the beaten path

Fast-food can lose its luster really quickly when you’re traveling.

Enjoy a local mom-and-pop restaurant or try to find something outside of your norm.

2. Take a few pit stops

Your road trip doesn’t have to be all about where you’re going.

Take some time to see the sights along the way.

It’ll give you a chance to stretch your legs and enjoy some local culture.

3. Safety first

Of course, you want to get to your destination as soon as possible.

But, speeding is never a good idea – especially on wet, icy, or snowy roads.

It puts you, your passengers, and other drivers on the road in danger.

Plus, you may get stuck with a big fine.

Instead of laying on the gas, ease up, enjoy the ride, and soak in the trip with your people.

4. Try a different route.

You could take the interstates like everyone else.

But how often do you get a chance to explore other routes?

You could find all kinds of local treats you never knew you were missing.

The scenic route – at least for part of your – allows you to see the lay of the land, check out historical spots, and enjoy local food.

Plus, you’ll make some great memories!

Of course, stick with the main roads when the snow is flying. They’re more likely to be properly salted than the back roads.

5. Do due diligence.

While off-the-beaten-path is fun, you should do some planning up-front.

Instead of leaving the whole trip up to chance, come up with some activities that will please the majority of the group.

It’s also a good idea to take advantage of activities that are located closely to each other.

You won’t waste time and you’re sure to have a good time.

Put Serra Acura on your itinerary

Before you head out for your road trip, come and see us at Serra Acura.

A new vehicle may be just what you need to hit the road in comfort, style, and with the latest safety technologies at your fingertips.

See you soon!

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