Follow These Tips for a Smooth and Easy-Going Road Trip

Millions of Americans take at least one road trip each year. Whether you are going on vacation or visiting family for the holidays, it's important to be prepared before embarking on your trip. Here is a handy checklist of things to consider, straight from our team at Cedar Rapids Toyota:

Make sure your vehicle is travel ready. You want to have any scheduled service done before going on your trip and also make sure to have your car checked out to ensure everything is working properly. Plan out your route. Even though smartphones and GPS devices have made it easy to navigate on the fly, it's still a good idea to plan out your route ahead of time and let someone know where you will be. Pack an emergency kit. It's a good idea to keep a roadside emergency kit in your car at all times. Important items to include are blankets, clothes, food and water and a flashlight.

We hope these tips from our team will make your trip a happy and safe one from the Hiawatha area!

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