5 Safety Tips for Your Summer Road Trip

There’s nothing like the joys of a road trip — the open road, your loved ones and a car full of memories. While hitting the road may seem carefree enough, ensuring your trip is safe takes some careful planning.

Check out these five safety tips for your next road trip.

1. Get a tune-up.

Avoid bumps in the road by having your mechanic check the fluids, tires and battery.

2. Pack an emergency roadside kit.

Include jumper cables, a flashlight, a jack, a tire iron and a spare tire. Water, extra snacks and a first-aid kit are a good idea, too.

3. Keep your gas tank full.

Running out of gas can be a real downer. Don’t let your tank dip below one-third full while driving.

4. Take a map.

Get back to basics and pack a map in case you lose your phone or lose service.

5. Buckle up.

It’s the law in some states and just plain smart.

Looking for more safety vacation tips? Check out this article. Provided by RBFCU Insurance Agency.

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