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Safe Driving is always in Season
Prepping the car for a road trip with my family is not just about car maintenance but about keeping the driver alert and sharp too! How to prep your car for a road trip is about being organized and attempting to always be one step ahead of any potential issues on the road.
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Car Organization From the Inside Out
Hey Lead Foot, Let Go Of The Gas – Get This Tech To Help
Speaking of sun, it only makes sense to talk about driving in the lovely sunshine. You might notice that you are more likely to speed when you are driving in beautiful weather. It is so important to pedestrians and the passengers in your car that you don’t flirt with the odometer and commit that sin called speeding.
Being called lead foot is not very nice, but if have that name, let’s try to correct it for you next driving trip ok? There’s new tech out there that will monitor your speed and voice notify you to correct your flirting above the speed limit.
The Uniden R7 Radar allows you to monitor your speed. Simply set a speed to which you can commit per the speed limit signs. If you go above the speed you’ve programmed, the device notifies you via VOICE notifications. Therefore, you don’t have to take your eyes off the traffic and pedestrian-filled roadways.
Uniden R7 Radar works with most vehicles and offers a color OLED display. Easy to see information provides a clear view so that you can just be focused behind the wheel. The large screen makes it easy to read.
Further, the system offers long-range detection as it has high sensitivity on all conventional and instant-on radar bands. The K-Filter and Ka Filter, take out the noise from the K and KA bands to prevent false radar detection.
Last, the directional arrows indicate where the radar signal is originating from! All pieces that help keep you safe and driving at the proper speed limit. Since the readout screen is large, you will easily see the color of the radar tracking from green to red which indicates the strength of the incoming signal.
Shop Till You Drop While
A stop at Best Buy will allow you to purchase the aforementioned Uniden R7, the tech you gotta have. Then it’s about the basics for survival in the car. We all have those items, right?
Like I had mentioned before, preparing the car is as important as preparing the stuff inside the car for a road trip of any sort. I make sure that everyone in the car has something that makes them happy. Food, books, gift cards to add music to their phones, whatever it needs to be.
After all, a road trip means plenty of together time and miles needs smiles! Don’t forget about the things you like. For instance, I always have some deodorizing spray in the car for the longer rides. It’s a helper of a product when we grab fried food.
There are other things I often grab, like a few portable chairs, blankets and of course plenty of snacks.
I suggest placing a container of trash bags into your vehicle, this way no matter what the road ahead offers, you are prepared. From ill stomachs to the trash in the car, plastic bags are quite useful items and they store easily under seats or in the glove compartment.
Is Your Road Trip To The Beach?beach-bag
If you are headed to the beach, grab my printable for 24 Beach Bag Essentials and stock up on those while you shop!
Don’t forget to throw some extra towels in the car just in case you get really wet and dirty. Also, if you decide to hit the car wash, those will help you dry out whatever the air dryer misses. Or, of course, you can use those towels to wrap up wet swimsuits!
Grab Your Keys And Drive Home
We also grabbed some new windshield wipers while we were there to be able to say, ‘Rain, Rain, Go Away’ or maybe we should just save that song for the Pittsburgh weather and not worry about it since we are road tripping soon!
Lavishly live road tripping out loud when you figure out How To Prep Your Car For A Road Trip with ease! Tell me, how do you prepare for a road trip?
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