Here are Some Road Trip Tips and Tricks for the Summer

May 5, 2020

Are you dreaming of hitting the road this summer? There’s a lot of fun to be had out there, and few things make for better memories than loading the family into the car for a drive to your favorite destination.

But before you make those road trip plans, make sure your car is up to the challenge first. Whether you’re going down the road or across the country, here are tips to get you there and back home in safety, comfort and style.

1) Block the Sun

You’re sure to pack sunscreen when you’re on a summer trip, but are you wearing it while you’re in your car? And how about reapplying? The sun’s UV rays can reach inside your vehicle, exposing your skin to damage while riding or driving. But sun-blocking window tint can keep you safe and comfortable while you drive.

2) Get it Clean

Sure, your car will likely accumulate its share of dirt and trash over the course of your road trip, so why start out dirty? For a more pleasant ride, get it cleaned and detailed before you go, and clear out the fast food bags and coffee cups regularly.

3) Tune it Up

This probably goes without saying, but you need to get your car checked out by a mechanic before hitting the road for a long trip. At the very least, make sure you get your oil changed and fluids checked before you go. You’ll want to see if your spare tire is in good shape, too.

4) Pack Smart

The bigger your family, the trickier this will be, but pack smart and avoid putting luggage on top of your car. The added wind resistance can slow you down and make your car burn more gas. If you absolutely need extra storage, opt for a roof rack or cargo carrier.

5) Plan Entertainment

Eventually, any long drive gets boring, especially for small kids. Plan entertainment like music, audiobooks or movies. Consider upgrading your car audio or adding video before you head out on your trip.

If you’re planning a summer road trip, Tint World® is here to help make your car comfortable and pleasant for the journey. To find out more about our services and aftermarket upgrades, just contact your local Tint World® today!