No matter the company, the snack selection or the destination, a road trip is always a good time. Drivers and passengers get to experience parts of America that aren’t often traveled and become one with the road.

Before you get your trip started, it’s important that you’re ready for a dynamic journey. We’re sharing our top three tips to make your adventure perfect.

Plan Your Route
With your final destination nailed down, you can get creative when determining a route. Do you want to stay on highways or take a scenic route? Do you want to take the roads less traveled with back roads and small towns or hit the major cities? What’s your timeframe? Do you need to go straight to your destination or can you veer off a bit? These are all great questions to answer so you can figure out the best itinerary. The options are endless when picking a route!

Pack Snacks and Drinks
You can’t have a road trip without delicious snacks to keep you energized. You can go with the classics like animal crackers, trail mix, beef jerky or sunflower seeds. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can pre-make muddy buddies, cut-up fruit, or popcorn. There’s an array of road trip recipes online! These essential snacks will keep the boredom to a minimum and the excitement to a maximum. Don’t forget to pack lots of water to help you stay hydrated, as well as any caffeinated beverages to help the driver stay alert.

Prepare Your Car
Not only must you think about the route, but you also must make sure your car can handle the trip. No one wants to get 100 miles out and need an oil change or have a taillight go out. Getting your car inspected pre-trip will give you ease of mind, and could help prevent problems from arising. You don’t want your air-conditioning to give out on your way to Florida! Safety and comfort should always be your number one priority while on the road.

Mighty Auto Parts partners with more than 12,000 repair facilities across the country to bring car owners the best in customer service and support. Their qualified auto technicians can do a maintenance check to ensure your car is in top shape. Between the battery, tires, fluid levels and everything else under the hood, there is no telling when a problem could arise. So, don’t skip out on servicing your vehicle before a road trip.

The most important thing about a road trip is that it’s fun. The best adventures happened when you’re ready. Know where you’re headed, make sure you’re ready to drive and let Mighty Auto Parts make sure your car is ready too. Now it’s time to hit the road and make some memories!

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