If you're like most people, you can't wait to take your car on a road trip. We’ll discuss a few things you need to keep in mind before heading out. Your road trip will likely be a disaster if you commit these deadly sins. So please read on, and make sure you avoid them at all costs!


Things To Do When Going On A Road Trip

Road trips are the perfect way to explore everything that your city offers, but you should always prepare when planning your next adventure:


1.    Decide On Your Destination:

Do you want to see the grand canyon or visit Niagara Falls? Once you've decided on your route & destination, you can start planning your route.


2.    Check Your Car:

Don't forget to totally inspect your car before you go - externally, internally, and under the hood - make sure the oil is filled up, the tires are inflated, and there's no damage to the exterior. Bring your car to Jeff Smith Kia service center for vehicle maintenance service.


3.    Map Out Your Trip:

Use a map or GPS to plot out the best route to your destination. If you're flexible on your travel dates, consider taking advantage of detours and scenic routes.


4.    Pack Carefully:

Road trips can be long, so make sure you pack enough snacks and drinks to keep everyone happy. You should also pack a first-aid kit and a spare tire in emergencies. In case of missing parts, you can order them from our car parts center.


5.    Prepare For Travel Delays:

Weather can be unpredictable, so plan for potential delays by bringing along books, games, or movies to entertain yourself and your passengers.


6.    Don't Drive When You're Tired:

Don't drive when you're tired or stressed out - take breaks every few hours to get some fresh air and stretch your legs.


7.    Keep Checking The Weather Forecast:

Keep an eye on the weather forecast & be prepared for any changes in temperature or precipitation.



Things To Avoid On The Road

Here are some of the deadly sins of driving that you must avoid if you want to stay safe on the road:


·      Speeding:

As we know, speeding can cause accidents, so it's always important to obey the speed limit.


·      Distracted Driving:

Texting, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, and changing the radio station are distractions that can take your attention away from driving. It's crucial to keep your eyes on the road to react quickly to potential hazards. So make sure you're giving the road your full attention.


·      Impaired Driving:

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is never a good idea, and it's illegal in many states. So, you should always have a designated driver who can take over when you plan to drink.



At Jeff Smith Kia serving Perry, Georgia, we have a Kia service center that offers full car care servicing, including oil changes, tune-ups, brake repairs, and more. Plus, we have a fully-stocked car parts center so you can order the parts you need to do the job yourself.


Order your car parts now or schedule a service!




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