Spring Break Road Trip Tips from Bosak Honda Michigan City

February 24th, 2015 by

After you’ve got your car all cleaned up and ready for nicer weather with our spring cleaning tips, you should be all set to hit the road with friends and/or family for a fun and free week off. But before you go on an epic adventure, we at Bosak Honda have some spring break road trip tips for you. Some of them are things you probablyroad trip already know, and there’s no way we can cover everything, but as you read along, take note of the ones that you think will help you out on the way.

How to Stay Safe and On Schedule

The biggest worry of any road trip is getting lost, and even though we are in an age of smartphones with GPS, we have some special advice to help avoid getting lost:

  • Double check your directions. Even if you’re using a GPS or have printed off directions from Google Maps, you should make sure that your directions actually take you where they’re supposed to.
  • Bring a car charger for your smartphone. Using your phone for directions can be really helpful… until your battery dies. The last thing you want is to have to find somewhere to stop and plug in your charger, especially if you need to call for help.
  • Buy an atlas. Really. There will be times that your phone or GPS won’t cooperate or your battery is dead, and an atlas is a cheap investment to make sure you’re never too far from civilization.

In addition to those three tips, we have a few suggestions for items you should bring with you, just in case:

  • Non-perishable snacks like granola bars or trail mix
  • Enough bottled water for you and your passengers for a few days
  • Jumper cables, a tire iron, and other emergency auto supplies
  • Rain and/or cold weather gear, depending on where you’re headed
  • Extra cash, just in case you find yourself somewhere that doesn’t accept plastic

Have a Great Trip!

If you have any suggestions for spring break road trip tips, contact Bosak Honda Michigan City; we would love to hear them. And if you plan on spending any time outside, remember to bring sunscreen, bug repellant, and other outdoor/camping gear you might want.

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