Make Sure You Are Completely Prepared For Your Next Road Trip!

We at Coggin Honda of Orlando care about your safety. With school starting back up, the last minute family vacations may be in full effect with the upcoming weekend. Many people will be hitting the highways to send their students back to school, taking the last trip of the academic summer, or just road tripping just to road trip. We want to make sure you and your passengers are well prepared on your trip! Follow these guidelines to ensure your safety before you hit the highway!

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1.) Get a tune-up on your vehicle
  • Before you hit the road, make sure your vehicle (if you are not renting), is applicable to be on the highway. With random weather conditions, bad roads and unexpected vehicle mishaps, you want to make sure every part of your vehicle is prepared for the journey ahead. We recommended having your tires, belts, fluids, battery and air conditioner checked by a certified technician to ensure your vehicle is A okay!
2.) Keep an emergency kit ready
  • Keeps items that you would never think you would need ready and at hand can help you during unexpected moments during your trip. Items such as: water bottles, a flashlight, flares, jumper cables, a first-aid kit and blankets are all good tools to carry. Even a prepaid fully charged phone is a good investment to have for the just in case moments. You always want to be more prepared than under prepared. The roads can be dangerous but that doesn't mean you don't have to be prepared. 
3.) Get a good nights rest
  • Traveling while tired is a big no, no! As a driver, you need to be fully aware of your surroundings to ensure your safety and everyones safety in the vehicle. An adequate amount of sleep before you hit the road will ensure that your attention is towards the road while you passengers may catch up on their rest before they must take the wheel. If you ever feel tired on the road, find the nearest exit and find a will lit, highly populated and secure area to take a minute or two to evaluate if you can continue. Even if there is doubt, a quick stop at a close motel or hotel is always a safe option.
4.) Stay focused on the road
  • There are many reasons why a driver may get distracted and your vehicles needs you and your undivided attention. Keep your passengers entertained with music or a movie, and make sure you set your cell phone on silent, or on its hands-free mode to ensure that it is not a distraction. Even beautiful landmarks can cause distraction to drivers, so while you travel, enjoy your view but also remember that you have a destination you are traveling too, and we want you to get their safely. 




I hope that you found these tips helpful, and utilize these notes for your next trip and/or vacation. 

We at Coggin Honda of Orlando care about your safety!

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