Travelling with your family offers a wonderful opportunity to bond and share experiences with one another. As parents of small children know, with each mile driven, new memories are being made. After all, children are only small for such a short time and soon they’ll be doing their own thing. However, preparing for a family day trip requires more than your special itinerary or list of games you plan for the road. It requires the proper maintenance of your vehicle to ensure a safe drive.
Aside from having your semi-annual check-up, take your vehicle to a mechanic to inspect all safety measures. Ensure that all tyres are in great condition and fluids are topped off. Clean your taillights, headlights, signal lights, and even your windows. After all, you want to have a great vision of all angles.
Keep a disaster supply kit, a pair of battery jumpers, and a spare tyre in your truck in the event of a sudden accident. The Tyre Safe organisation suggests that 58% of used tyres have defects as many UK drivers are not servicing their vehicles regularly or even conduction simple monitoring. In which case, all drivers should follow their manufacturer’s recommended schedule and have any anomalies assessed by an expert.
Planning a day trip to Snowdonia? Before leaving for your destination, research the current weather, and the best routes to get there. Keep in mind that traveling with a younger family can be exhausting, even for the little ones. So, plan a few stops to see the sights, take family photos, visit the loo, and stretch your legs.
Packing enough snacks and water might be the most obvious, but most families tend to forget the essentials such as clothing, maps, and even extra fuel. Be sure to pack enough food and daily needs for at least two to three days. Once you realise your supplies are getting low, replenish them when possible.