Things BEFORE the Big Trip

Emergencies, Conveniences, & Under the Hood

Before heading out on any long distance trip, there are a few things that might come in handy if you equip your car with.

Covering All The Bases

  • Umbrella: Unless you’re headed to the dessert, a large and purse sized umbrella will come in handy
  • Snow Brush: Not for everyone, but as I head into the rocky mountains, something tell’s me my car sitting in the uncovered, open parking lot in December might need some attention
  • Maps: Technology is great, but its always good to have a map just in case of emergency (car dies, lack of phone signal)
  • Flashlight
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Blankets
  • Mace
  • Tool Kit

    Under The Hood


  • Oil Change: Our drive was 1,355 miles. My car needs oil roughly every 3-4,000. Do it before so you don’t have to worry about it.
  • Car Tune Up: if you take your car to NTB for an oil change, they’ll take care of a full car check for you
  • Fluids
  • Check Your Tires

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