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Finally, spring has sprung, which makes now the ideal time for a road excursion! A road trip can be a fun and exciting way to discover new locations and create enduring memories, whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a longer excursion. We’ve put together some planning and pre-trip advice to help you have a successful spring road vacation.


  1. Before you start driving, make sure your car is in top condition and in excellent functioning order. Make sure to check the fluid levels, tire pressure, brakes, and headlights as part of this. Consult the owner’s handbook if you notice any lights on your dashboard so you can determine what might be going on. Consider taking your vehicle to a reputable mechanic, such as Dewey’s Service, if you don’t feel confident performing this task on your own to ensure everything is in working order. 
  2. When preparing for a car journey, it’s critical to only bring what you absolutely need. When selecting your items, consider the impending weather and your planned activities. Don’t neglect to bring necessary items like a phone charger, sunscreen, a first aid kit, water bottles, and snacks. In case your phone link is lost, it’s also a good idea to have a map or GPS device with you. It would be ideal for individuals to bring portable batteries so they could amuse themselves by charging their electronic devices. Consider downloading Netflix or Hulu movies in advance to view together.  
  3. Plan your route: Having the freedom to explore new places is one of the best aspects of a road trip, but it’s still essential to have a general idea of where you’re going. Determine the distance and travel time for each part of your journey, accounting for rest, leisure, and sightseeing stops. When traveling, don’t be hesitant to ask locals for advice, this could lead you to more lovely experiences as you discover those memorable little gems about the places that you travel. 
  4. Be prepared for emergencies: Road accidents can still happen even with careful preparation. Make sure you have a spare tire, a jack, and jumper cables in case you have a flat tire or a power issue. A roadside emergency pack, which contains things like a flashlight, blanket, and flares, is also a good idea. For additional peace of mind, think about signing up for a roadside assistance program like AAA.


You can contribute to a safe and effective spring road trip by remembering these suggestions. Additionally, keep in mind that Dewey’s Towing & Auto Care is always available by phone at 608-362-5377 or online at deweysservice.com if you experience any vehicle problems along the way. Happy travels!