Your Ultimate Road Trip Checklist

2021 BMW X3

If you are getting ready to hit the open road this summer, the team at Lauderdale BMW of Pembroke Pines has provided this road trip checklist to help you ensure that you have everything you need. It is a good idea to plan and be completely prepared for your next adventure so that you can truly enjoy every step of the journey. Learn what you should pack and what vehicle service is recommended before you head out to your destination. 

What to Pack for a Road Trip Checklist

Wondering what you need to bring along for the ride? We’ve compiled a list of the essentials to keep you safe, entertained, and comfortable along the way. 

  • Emergency roadside kit
  • Spare tire
  • Jack & tire changing tools
  • Jumper cables
  • Car manual
  • Motor oil
  • Vehicle registration
  • Insurance card
  • Paper towels or wet wipes
  • Towels
  • Basic hygiene items
  • Phone charger
  • GPS device
  • Physical map (as backup)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle or travel mug
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Trash bags
  • Money for tolls

Vehicle Maintenance Tasks

Not only do you need to be prepared for your journey, your car needs to be prepared as well. Performing a few basic maintenance tasks before you head out can minimize the chance of a breakdown or flat tire before you reach your destination. Don’t let an issue with your vehicle ruin your plans! Perform these important tasks before you go: 

  • Change engine oil
  • Replace worn windshield wipers
  • Inspect brakes and replace pads and rotors if necessary
  • Test the battery
  • Fill windshield wiper fluid reservoir
  • Check and replace any fluids that are not properly filled 
  • Rotate and inflate tires (don’t forget your spare tire)
  • Check for burned out headlights and taillights
  • Align wheels
  • Change old air filters
  • Inspect belts and hoses
  • Towing inspection if applicable

Contact Lauderdale BMW of Pembroke Pines for More Information

If you are planning to head out on an exciting adventure in the near future, we invite you to have your vehicle inspected by the automotive experts at Lauderdale BMW of Pembroke Pines before your next road trip. Set up an appointment today so that you can drive with complete confidence anywhere the road takes you. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

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