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4227 Galway Lane
Pasco, WA. 99301

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12/13/2017
Will you be traveling by car during the winter months? If you are, read this post by Poynor's Motor Supplies in Pasco, WA to get ready for the road trip ahead. 

How to Prepare for a Road Trip

There's always a lot of movement during the holiday season: people travel to meet family and friends, or simply take advantage of their time off to get to know new places. However, if you'll be driving to your destination, you need to make sure you're adequately prepared for the trip. For a few tips on the matter, read the post below.

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Start Planning Your Trip

Being stressed about the trip's details is not what you want to happen when you're on the road. For that reason, it is best if you begin planning your road trip with plenty of time. For starters, you will need to start defining the trip: who will go with you, where will you be going, when will you be going, and similar variables. As the date for the trip comes closer, you should also start planning who will drive, what route you'll take, what you'll visit in your destination, and what items you need to pack (for this, check the weather forecast beforehand). And even though it's not fun to think about, you should also plan for mishaps that may occur while you're on your trip. This way, you'll be able to deal with them in an effective manner, and you'll have a smoother trip overall.

Provide Maintenance for Your Vehicle

Of course, you want to get to your destination and back in one piece, don't you? To guarantee that happens, you need to provide some maintenance for your vehicle before you leave for your trip. To that end, you should absolutely take your vehicle in for a professional inspection. A licensed mechanic will be able to evaluate your vehicle's condition, and provide the necessary maintenance to ensure it works as desired (for example, changing the engine's synthetic oil or putting chains around the tires, if necessary). Other than that, it's highly suggested that you do some inspecting of your own before you hit the road. Simply taking a look at the mirrors, tires, lights, and more, will help you rest assured that everything is working as it should.

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Prepare Your Mind and Body

Needless to say, road trips can be exhausting, especially if you'll be the one driving. For that reason, you should prepare your mind and body for the ride, so it doesn't take too much of a toll on you. Preparing includes eating well and sleeping enough on the days leading up to your big trip, so you can have the brainpower necessary to focus on the road and getting to your destination. It's suggested that you start your trip early in the morning (to get more sunlight, avoid traffic, and be more energized), so remember to set your alarm so you can take off with the first sun rays of the day. However, know that if you start to feel tired while you drive, you should stop driving. Having another passenger take the wheel, stopping at a rest stop to relax for a bit, or booking a night at a hotel room are good ideas to avoid putting yourself and others at risk.

Have the Necessities With You

As a final tip, you need to verify that you'll have everything you need with you in the vehicle before you leave. Of course, you should have your and your passengers' luggage, as well as money, an ID, your house keys, and similar items. If you want to make your trip easier and more fun, you should also have some entertainment in your vehicle. For example, having music readily available, preparing a few car games, or even printing one for the kids, will keep the mood light and fun until you get to your destination. Just be sure to also have a few emergency supplies with you. For instance, a first aid kit, water, snacks, and even blankets (now that it's freezing cold), can help you if you find yourself in any unforeseen circumstance.

Call Poynor's Motor Supplies in Pasco, WA at (509) 554-3856 or visit AMSOIL's online store to purchase top quality products that can keep your vehicle in mint condition for longer.

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