3 Tips For Taking Your First Road Trip In A New Car
If you love to travel, you should make it a priority to have a car that allows you to make frequent road trips. But in order to do this, you may need to purchase a new car.
Along with figuring out how you’ll pay for your car, you also need to consider what you’ll have to do in order to get your new car ready for some considerable time on the road. To show you how this can be done, here are three tips for taking your first road trip in a new car.
Consider Your Tires
When you’re planning to spend a lot of time on the road, you really need to consider the type of tires that you have on your vehicle. For some cars, the ones they come from the factory with, or if you’ve got a used car, may not be up to snuff.
If you’re looking to get some new tires for your new car, Richard Russell, a contributor to the Globe and Mail, some of the best tires you can get for a car that you’re taking on a road trip are all-weather tires. With all-weather tires, you can rest assured that your tires will keep your car safe on the road regardless of what the weather may be like outside. Just make sure, however, that you’re getting all-weather tires and not all-season tires.
Break Your Car In First
For those who are getting a brand new car to take on their road trip, not just a used car that’s new to you, you may want to consider breaking your car in first before you take it on a long road trip.
According to Cherise Threewitt, a contributor to How Stuff Works, breaking in your car before you start on a long road trip will ensure that the car will work and last for as long as it can. If you push the engine too much, too soon, you may not allow it to settle as it should, which could mean that you’ll need to get a new road trip car much sooner than you otherwise would need to. So prior to hitting the road, be sure you know how many miles your car should have under its belt with easy driving in order to effectively break it in.
Pick A Smart Speed
The last thing you want to do with your new car is to make sure you’re treating it with respect while on your road trip.
One way to do this is to pick a smart speed and stick to it. According to Brian Roberts, a contributor to Forbes.com, varying your speed a lot while road tripping can not only cripple your fuel economy, but it can also put a lot of undue stress on the engine of a new car.
If you’re planning on taking a road trip as one of the first things you do in your new car, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you do so safely and smartly.