We are approaching Memorial Day weekend and the official start of the summer travel season. Due to rising oil prices, which affect gas-at-the-pump-prices, summer 2018 is forecast to bring more costly summer car travel than we’ve had the last several years.
It was always a to-do in my house growing up – and still is actually – to “go have the car checked out” before a road trip. I thought it would be fun to look a little deeper into what that means.
There are lots of drive-in-drive-out oil change places now, and whether you use one of those, or have a tried-and-true technician you return to, knowing what to ask about or what you’re looking for when they hand you the receipt, might be helpful.
For this checklist I turned to AAA and here are their recommendations:
Finally, prepare or update your Emergency Kit – to include a working jack, flashlight, extra batteries, road flares, a first aid kit, and bottled water as the basics.
Whether you are traveling by planes, trains or automobiles this summer, I hope you have plans to spend time in a destination you want to see or return to a place you love and be with people you love. There is nothing like those two things to refresh us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
As always, I welcome your thoughts and feedback.