For many families, it’s time to pack up the car and head out on road trips.
Whether you take a quick weekend trip or an epic road trip that would make Clark W. Griswold jealous, it’s important to think ahead to assure the safest trip possible.
A quick look-over of your vehicle by a qualified technician before you leave on your trip is a great idea.
An oil change and filter inspection are simply common sense. Let the technician know you’re about to set off on a road trip. That way, if anything else needs to be done beforehand, there’s time to have it finished before you set off.
A trained technician can tell you if there’s something else that needs attention soon. It’s far better to know now than find out while you’re on the road.
Tires should be in good working order. Make sure your spare is there and functional. Get your car washed before and after the road trip to ensure your windshield, mirrors and headlights are as clean as possible.
Food and water should be easily accessible in your car, as should first aid supplies. If you plan to stop to view sights along the way, sunscreen and bug spray are good ideas.
Since GPS can falter in less-populated areas, physical maps can be a lifesaver. Have a charger for your cell phone and, if you travel alone, tell your route plans to someone before you leave.
Driving for hours can wear you out. It’s important to stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings when you do stop. Though you may want to stretch your legs, don’t wander from the rest of your group at rest stops.
Always check your surroundings before you leave or return to your car.
Get ample rest and don’t drive drowsy. Enjoy your trip and stay safe on the road. For any other questions, please contact us.
We understand the current outbreak is worrying, and we want to take a moment to share the ways we can all help keep the workplace safe, as well as the steps we are taking as an organization.
Great Plains Auto Body has heightened cleaning and all front lobbies are removed all non-essential items. We are wiping down handles, chair handles, doorknobs, etc. to maintain the sanitary of our lobbies.
We are following the guidelines from the CDC in terms of sterilization and cleanliness on our lobbies at all our locations. If you have any questions about the extra measures we are taking at this time, please feel free to give us a call and we can speak with you about your concerns and work to a solution to best facilitate the repair process for all parties.
Thank you for your understanding and your support of our local business!
Wishing everybody safety and good health.