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Summer Road Trip Tips

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Taking a Road Trip This Summer? Maybe you already have all of the camping spots picked out, as well as the hiking trails and the local diners. At JD’s Auto Repair, we know that our customers want to have a positive driving experience. If you own a car and you want to take it on a summer road trip, then we’ve got a few tips to help you get ready for your big excursion.

If this is your first road trip then you’ll want to make sire that you’re prepared. At JD’s Auto Repair, we can help you get ready for the best trip ever. The following tips are provided to help you get ready for any kind of road trip, whether it’s out to the beautiful Southwest or whether it’s to the famed Northeast.

  • Keep your paperwork handy.

The following should always be accessible in your vehicle: driver’s license, car registration and insurance card. If you have a roadside assistance card, like AAA, then it will be helpful to have this handy, as well.

  • Check your tires.

There’s really no need to do any kind of special maintenance before a road trip, but you will definitely want to make sure that your tires are in good shape before taking your car any long distance. If you’re traveling more than a couple hundred miles, then you’ll need to check your tire treads. If they’re worn, you might want to consider getting new ones before your trip.

  • Make sure you have a special license, if necessary.

If you own or operate an RV, you might already know that they often require a special license. Most RVs are fine to operate with a standard driver’s license, but if you have a vehicle that weighs more than 26,000 pounds, you’ll need a special license.