5 tips for road trip success
The ‘must do’ safety checks before you head on a road trip this summer.
Picture this: You’ve planned out your travel route, packed your bags, loaded the car and are off on that long-awaited road trip – and boy, doesn’t it feel good to hit the road?
With Victorians keen to visit amazing local destinations in increasing numbers, the summer of 2021/2022 is shaping up to be one of the busiest on our roads yet - which makes car safety even more important as driving skills may have deteriorated over lockdown.
RACV Training Manager for Auto Services, Peter Smith says you can never be too careful when it comes to vehicle safety, especially before embarking on a road trip after months of lockdown.
“Incidents and breakdowns on the road happen more often than you think. Last summer, RACV patrols attended over 200,000 emergency roadside callouts.”
“Of course, having a Comprehensive Car Insurance policy and Emergency Roadside Assistance in place is critical before heading off, but also ensuring your car is in safe working order can give you additional confidence and comfort on the road,” he adds.
So, before you take off on your road trip this summer, ensure your car is safe by doing these crucial five safety checks.