Tips for Planning a Safe Summer Road Trip

2021 Ford F-150 | North Brothers Ford | Westland, MI

If you have an epic summer road trip planned, the last thing you want is for car maintenance issues, poor planning, or anything else to get in the way of your fun. Follow these tips to avoid vacation-ruining problems and enjoy a safe road trip with your family.

Schedule service

A dead car battery or a flat tire is a nightmare on any drive, but especially on a road trip. If your vehicle hasn’t had service in quite some time, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment at the North Brothers Ford service department a few weeks before your vacation to make sure everything is in working order.

Pack an emergency kit

Even if you have your vehicle inspected by expert technicians, there’s always a chance your vehicle could break down. That’s why you should have an emergency kit in your vehicle at all times, filled with jumper cables, a flashlight, water, a first-aid kit, and any other items you may need.

Know your route

As convenient as it is to rely on your phone’s GPS to lead you to your destinations, there’s always a possibility that your GPS may fail. Err on the side of caution and map out your route ahead of time. Then take pictures of the directions, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost with or without a GPS.

We at North Brothers Ford in Westland, Michigan, hope you have a safe road trip. If you need any service before you go, don’t hesitate to visit our service department.