Long-Distance Driving Tips

When you have a long-distance drive ahead of you, it's important that you prepare. Making sure that everything is ready before you embark can help prevent a number of problems and issues from arising, including accidents, engine troubles and more.


A little preparation goes a long way, so be sure you review the following tips for long-distance driving before you begin your trip. These will help you have a long-distance trip that goes smoothly and safely!


·         Check your engine. When you're far from home, you don't want engine troubles to plague your vehicle. Be sure to have your vehicle inspected before your trip by an expert service staff to make sure any issues are caught before they worsen.

·         Pack lightly. The heavier your vehicle, the more fuel it will need. Improve your fuel economy by lightening your load—only pack what you need for your trip and you'll see your gas mileage increase.

·         Plan your route. Getting lost is rarely on anyone's to-do list. Map out your route before you embark and you'll find that it's much easier to stick to it and reach your destination in a timely manner.

·         Pack an emergency kit. You never know what's going to happen when you're far from home. Be sure you have everything you might need—a spare tire and a jack, a flashlight and batteries, flares, bottled water, blankets and more.

·         Get any routine maintenance you may need. Have you been putting off an oil change? Need transmission fluid, or wiper fluid? These are things you should take care of before you set about on a long-distance drive for best results.


Preparing for your long-distance drive, whether it's for business or pleasure, will go a long way to ensure that you and your passengers are safe and satisfied. Following these simple tips will help you as you prepare!


Looking for more tips on distance driving? The staff at McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs is always available to answer any questions you may have about driving or taking care of your vehicle. Our Blue Springs Hyundai dealership is your source for new and pre-owned Hyundai vehicles, but also for all the 
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