4 Vital Things You Need on Your Next Driving Holiday

4 Vital Things You Need on Your Next Driving Holiday
July 25, 2019 City Subaru
Driving Holidays

When they are looking at Subaru cars for sale, many drivers are drawn to the tried and tested all wheel drive system and well regarded safety features. Subaru makes excellent cars for extended trips and touring holidays. However, there are things that you will need for your journey that only you can remember to do before setting off. In this article, we will look at four vital things that you need for your next touring holiday.

1.Basic Car Preparation

Before we begin, it’s worth mentioning that your car should be in the best possible shape before leaving. Many Subaru car sales locations have a service centre to give you a comprehensive check up before you set off for an extended trip. If you want to make the preparations yourself, make sure that all the tyres including the spare are inflated to the correct pressures and check all the fluid levels. Take care to pack the car evenly, because a car with a poorly distributed load is less stable during braking and cornering. Always ensure that you have adequate roadside assistance in place before taking your trip.

2.Inform Friends and/or Family

It’s a great idea to inform your friends and family where you are going, how you’re going to get there and when you’re likely to arrive. So, if for any reason you don’t turn up someone is going to be looking for you. This is also helpful for trusted people that will be looking after your home and any pets or plants that need attention whilst your away.

3.Securing Your Home

Take some time to arrange for your post to be held by Australia Post for the duration of your driving holiday. This will prevent casual thieves from noticing a build up of mail behind your door. Make sure that every door and window is locked and close any roller shutter or gates on your property. Get a local professional gardener to keep your garden maintained if you’re going to be gone for longer than a week. Don’t leave anything outside the home that could be used for a break in, such as tools, steps, and ladders. Get a timer switch for your lights to periodically turn them off and on at sensible times in the evening. Switch off any non essential electrical appliances and unplug them before you leave and consider turning off your water supply. Finally, make sure you and your kids don’t blab too much about when your family is leaving and where you’re going to maintain security for your home.

4.Stuff for the Car

Make sure that you pack a charger for every device that you will be taking in your car. This will help you to keep your phones charged to stay in contact with family, friends and roadside assistance providers. Always pack a basic first aid kit, a spare bottle of water for each occupant and some road snacks. Satellite navigation is useful, but it may be a good idea to take a physical map of the area you will be visiting or driving through. Pack some blankets in the car in case your waiting for help for a while at night when it can be much colder. If you plan to go offroad, inform the local authorities first to ensure that they know where you will be in case there is a problem later.

If they are looking for Subaru car sales in Perth Wa, local drivers should contact Perth City Subaru for a no obligation test drive.

More Resources:

The Ultimate Tourer. Subaru Outback Review

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