Before embarking on a car trip, it is essential to thoroughly review and prepare various factors that need to be considered. Today, there are only three essential tips that I believe are crucial for ensuring comfort, safety, and peace of mind.
Whenever possible, use major highways or interstates.
I have two reasons for saying this. In case of a blowout or an accident, faster assistance can be obtained and emergency vehicles can reach you easily. There is an absence of wildlife present. The reason for my statement is that I nearly collided with 15 deer when I mistakenly chose to use a back road as my route home. To be exact, I ceased to count at 15.
Ensure your fuel tank is never less than a quarter full at all times.
When traveling by car, particularly on a familiar route, it's easy to get lost in thought, which is why it's important to ensure that your vehicle's fuel tank is adequately filled. In isolated areas, it is recommended to keep the fuel tank filled above half. During my drive across the Mohave Desert, there was just a solitary gas station located at the mid-point of the route through the desert. Suppose that I reached there with very little fuel left and if not, I would have had to walk in the desert without any water. Definitely unfavorable.
Preparing an Emergency Kit.
The occurrence of sudden changes in weather or accidents cannot be predicted. Make sure to also prepare items that prevent mishaps. As an instance, water is necessary while driving on the road to prevent dehydration.
To sum up, the aforementioned are my three preferred tactics to contemplate while journeying by automobile. These are not a complete solution to everything, by any means. It's important to keep in mind that alternative approaches should be taken into account if they are more suitable for your specific situation, as every individual is unique.