Driving long distance is something very few people enjoy doing. If you’re stuck behind a wheel, in congested traffic and up and down back roads for hours on end, you’re going to get tired and bored very easily. But if you’re sick of experiences like this, you don’t have to put up with them for much longer. It’s time to drive differently.
You might be going on a road trip for fun, you might be travelling for a job, or you’re simply driving to see an old relative of yours. Whatever reason you’re on the road for hours at a time for, there’s some car hacks you can use to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible during the journey. Read on for a couple of the best.
Use Phone Apps
Phone apps are a secret weapon of the driving world, even as insane as that sounds. Seeing as everyone’s got a phone in their pocket these days, but of course you’re not going to pull it out when you’re cruising down a highway because you needed to post something! But if you download some apps before you go, and if you’ve got a phone holder attached to your radio or dashboard, you can easily use these apps whilst behind the wheel.
Something like GasBuddy would be great here, as you never know when you’re going to run out of fuel away from civilisation. Even a rescue with a gas canister could be hours and hours away, and you’ve got that meeting to get to! Browse the stores before you head off to see what would be of use to you.
Get Serviced Before You Go
If your car isn’t used to having to operate for such a long time, you’re going to need to give it a once over yourself at least! There’s quite a few parts of your car that need changing and replacing every 5000 miles or so, and there’s a chance you haven’t taken the time to get the engine oil replaced recently.
So if you’re being as responsible as possible, it’d be a good idea to book into a mechanic for the full works. Head into your local AUTO REPAIR to make sure your car is completely up to the task of those hundreds (and possibly even a thousand or so!) miles you need to go. You won’t have to be worried about the wheel nuts coming loose this way, and you’re sure to have an up to date toolkit in the trunk.
If you don’t have plenty of snacks to go along with you, you’re immediately off to a bad start. People can get hungry every hour or so, and having something to nibble on so you’re brain and body are working at peak performance is essential here. Even get yourself a car mini fridge if you’re sick of warming drinks in the holders and melted chocolate all over the seat!
If you’re a long distance driver, remember these tips next time.
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