Is your car ready for the road?  Even though people are constantly reminded of the basic things they need to consider before getting in the car for a long-distance trip they invariably overlook certain key items that seem almost elementary in nature.  With the summer and major holidays like Memorial Day, Independence Day fast approaching one would do well to keep the following items in mind while packing your new clothing and accessories.  Get your car inspected so it looks as good and drives as well as it should.  It won’t take as much time as you think, besides, you can use time at the mechanic’s shop to place orders from to take on your trip to the beach or the mountains.  Use your Groupon promo code or coupon to get the casual clothing, accessories, and shoes – including sneakers or sandals – that you can wear to really enjoy your travel.  That’s multi-tasking for you.

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Before departing you should check out your car’s main systems so they are in good operating condition.  Breaks, tires, lights, climate control, and safety equipment should be inspected to be sure they are operating properly.  Replace any burned out signal or headlights…long-distance trips are not the time to have to use hand signals or drive on bald tires.  And make certain your spare is in good shape, as well as your car battery.  If you are driving a car with power windows make certain they are in working order.  And if you are driving a convertible you want to make certain it operates properly, unless you want to risk driving with the top down in all kinds of weather.  It is also a good idea to check your vehicle’s GPS to make sure it is in good working order.  Also see that your safety systems work properly.

Finally, see that you are prepared with necessary essential supplies and equipment.  Use a Groupon coupon to get things like an emergency took kit, a first aid kit and a good flashlight to keep in your trunk.  Also have some fresh water and a battery charger.  And don’t forget to have a spare phone and flares.  Once you’re confident that your car is prepared for the trip you can be confident that you are ready to enjoy a long and pleasant journey.  This check doesn’t guarantee that you won’t encounter some unexpected occurrence; but it will help assure that you are prepared if or when you are faced with that situation.