Five (5) things to prepare for a more enjoyable road trip


It’s October which means it’s road trip season!

Whether you are enjoying weekend trips now or you are getting ready for the upcoming holiday season we want to help! Schedule any repairs you have been putting off or get your scheduled vehicle services at Accurate Automotive by calling our shop at (480) 890-0409.

Along with being a full-service auto shop you can count on for all of your vehicle repairs we are a family-owned shop and value our trips with and to visit family. On these road trips, we have learned a thing or two that make road trips more enjoyable. Below you will find a list of five (5) things you can do to prepare and pack that will make your road trip more enjoyable.

Here are five (5) things to prepare for a more enjoyable road trip!

  1. Have clear directions. Not only is it a good idea to have your destination address and roadmap prior to setting off on your next road trip, but it is also a good idea to get familiar with the path you are taking. Most of us know to have the destination address ready to add to our GPS but we recommend taking extra time to examine the road and consider having a map or printout of your directions just in case you have any technical issues. It is also a good idea to know where rest stops and gas stations are located.
  2. Have an entertainment plan. Download an audiobook, your favorite music albums, or a few of your favorite podcasts to prepare for an enjoyable road trip. As you are exploring the open road you may find cell phone service is spotty so it’s a good idea to download entertainment. For extra brownie points, you could create a music playlist for the road trip and make memories with a special soundtrack you and your loved ones can reference in the future.
  3. Have snacks and drinks. It’s important to stay hydrated and nourished on the road and gas stations don’t always have your favorite snacks so pack water and your favorite snacks.
  4. Dress comfortably. Sitting in a vehicle for an extended amount of time is a lot more enjoyable when you’re dressed comfortably. Opt for comfortable fabrics, shoes, and remember your sunglasses. Keep your travel time in mind, rest stops, and what you plan to do when you arrive.
  5. Stay Charged & Safe. Charge your devices before you leave on your road trip and consider packing a portable. Most people remember to pack a car charger for their electronic devices but forget a portable charger. A portable charger will help keep your device charged in case of an emergency such as a dead vehicle battery and enable you to call for help and stay entertained while help comes. A portable charger is also great to keep your devices charged while you take photos and make memories on your road trip and vacation!


We hope you enjoyed our tips to help you prepare for a more enjoyable road trip! Please let us know what you do to prepare for an enjoyable road trip in the comment section below.


For quality vehicle repair at a price that’s fair remember you can count on Accurate Automotive in Mesa, Arizona since 1992.


441 S Robson #101 Mesa, AZ 85210


(480) 890-0409

Stay tuned for next week’s blog where we will share tips specifically for families road-tripping with kids.

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