Five (5) things families can pack to make your road trips more enjoyable

It’s the last week of October and the last week of Car Care Month! At Accurate Automotive every month is Car Care Month and we are here for you year-round! Whether you need regularly scheduled services such as oil changes, filter changes, or tire rotations or you have a major repair, Accurate Automotive is here for you since 1992. 

Although, Car Care Month is coming to an end the Holiday season is just beginning! Many of us are planning road trips and we want to make your road trips more enjoyable! In addition to being your full-service, most make and model vehicle repair shop of choice we believe in “Friends… serving friends” and sharing tips to help you prepare in more than one way! Last week we published a blog titled “Five (5) things to prepare for a more enjoyable road trip” you can check it out here.

This week we are expanding on that list and sharing Five (5) things families can pack to make their road trips more enjoyable. We hope you find them helpful! If you have any tips that work for you and your family please share them in the comments below! We would love to learn what works for you and your families! 

5 things to pack for your next family road trip:

  1. Messes happen. Pack a Dust Pan and Brush or a Cordless Handheld vacuum to easily clean them on and move on swiftly. 
  2. If you have little ones you know keeping them safe, fed, and entertained requires options. A backseat car organizer is a great way to pack and house necessities for little ones. Examples of things you can pack include coloring books, crayons, an electronic device such as an iPad,  tissues, a first aid kit,  sunscreen, bug spray, stuffed animal friends, toys, and wipes.
  3. Bring along a car Charger with multiple device outputs & Long Charging Cords. In last week’s blog, we talked about the importance of having multiple device outputs for road trips, but just as important is having a couple of long charging cords so you can charge your device while you watch a movie or listen to music while on the road. 
  4. Creature Comforts – At Accurate Automotive we understand having your vehicle in working order is essential but being comfortable in your vehicle is also important. When it comes to auto repair we call creature comforts things such as heating and AC, seat heaters, etc, but when it comes to road tripping creature comforts are things that make your trip more enjoyable for everyone traveling. Things like pillows for sleeping and lumbar support are great. Blankets, sweaters, socks, and other warming accessories are great for this Fall and upcoming Winter travel. 
  5. Cooler/Warmer for the Car with Drinks, Snacks, and Food. A cooler with drinks and colder snacks such as fruit and yogurt is a great way to pack healthier snacks. Lately, we have noticed people pack a cooler-warmer combo such as the one in the graphic above. This cooler is under $100 and has both cooling and warming effects that can be great for long road trips or those with specific dietary plans. We haven’t personally tried them but would love you to comment down below if you have and share your experience with us. Traveling by road is timeless but we love seeing the modern technology that makes it a more enjoyable experience for the whole family.

We hope you enjoyed our list of Five things to pack and bring on your next family road trip to make it more enjoyable! 

We hope you found at least some of these tips useful on your next family road trip. If you have any tips that work for you and your family please share them in the comments below! We would love to learn what works for you and your families! 


Remember that one of the best things you can do to prepare for your next family road trip is to have your vehicle serviced and maintained. Stay in control of your vehicle maintenance and keep your focus on family fun during your road trips and family vacations. 


Accurate Automotive is a family-owned shop close to downtown Mesa, Arizona since 1992. We believe in offering honest, quality vehicle repair at a price that’s fair and would love to be your vehicle service and maintenance shop of choice. For your convenience, we are happy to offer you a free shuttle home, work, or a nearby location (within 20 miles) while we service and repair your vehicle. 


We hope you have a great holiday season and look forward to serving you and your family’s vehicles. 


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