Tips for a Successful Road Trip

August 22nd, 2016 by

2016 Honda OdysseyNow’s the time to head out on the highway for that classic American tradition: the epic road trip. If you’re planning your cross-country or interstate excursion, one of the best ways to avoid pitfalls is to plan appropriately and learn from the experts here at Brilliance Honda. Here are a few tips to help drivers heading out from Elgin and Crystal Lake take advantage of the open road.

Road Trip Tips

Here are a few of our best tips to keep your road trip fun and safe both on the trip and afterwards:

  • Keep It Clean: Clean your car before you go, while you’re going, and after you’ve returned. Nobody wants to sit for long hours in a car that’s full of garbage, and hot temperatures can turn leftover food into a smelly mess. Also, keeping your vehicle in good, clean condition helps preserve its value.
  • Perform Regular Maintenance: Nobody wants to get stuck out on the road, and the best way to avoid any mechanical issues is to have your vehicle inspected. You’ll also want to make sure that any necessary maintenance is performed by a professional. Our team of expert Honda technicians at Brilliance Honda is happy to help!
  • Plan Your Route: Planning is a good idea for a number of reasons. It can save time and frustration that might result from getting lost. It can also help you avoid construction and possible trouble spots. Plot out your route, and make sure you have a backup for times when you’re out of cellphone reception!
  • Carry Supplies: It’s important to have some basic supplies with you if you’re headed out on long stretches of road. Basic things like nonperishable food and water can literally be a lifesaver, and a basic first aid kit can also be critical. We recommend some basic tools, backup clothing, hand sanitizer, flashlight, and anything else you might consider essential.
  • Get the Right Vehicle for the Job: You’ll want to make sure your vehicle can handle the strain of days out on the open road. This could be the perfect time to stop by Brilliance Honda and check out their newest lineup. A new Honda model might be the perfect choice.

Visit Brilliance Honda

You’re welcome to drop in for service from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. We’ll do our best to take care of your maintenance or repair before you head out for your road trip! Brilliance Honda is one of the leading Honda service centers in the Chicagoland area, so contact us online now for more information about service and repairs.