Since this year is Canada’s 150th birthday celebration, it’s the perfect time to take a summer road trip to your favourite Canadian destination!
We want to help you get prepared for your road trip with these tips:
Get Your Vehicle Checked Over
Few people realize that winter can be hard on your vehicle. Ice and salt can cause damage to your brakes, cold weather can drain your battery, and ice can destroy your windshield wipers. Bring your car into your local Integra Tire Auto Centre so we can inspect your vehicle to be sure that it is in perfect condition for your road trip.
Plan Your Route
We all know that Canada is known for summer construction so try to plan your route ahead of time so you can avoid these construction zones. No one wants to spend an extra hour of their trip stuck in a construction zone or making an unexpected detour. Planning your route ahead of time can also help you plan your rest stops and this will help you see unusual road side attractions. Canada is home to many of the “World’s Biggest” monuments so Google your route ahead of time to ensure you hit all the fun photo-opt spots! If you’re travelling over the Canada Day long weekend, do some research on events happening along your route so you can see some spectacular Canada Day entertainment!
If you’re travelling as a family, by yourself, or as a couple, everyone will get hungry at some point so keep some healthy snacks in the car to help you refrain from making extra pit stops. Pack items that are non-perishable and mess-free like nuts, dried fruit, raw vegetables, beef jerky, and granola bars. You can also pack a cooler with items like bottled water, fruit, and sandwiches. Remember to pack some paper towel and wet napkins just in case.
Pick Your Playlist
Load your iPod with a variety of music that everyone will enjoy so that you don’t have any squabbles over what radio station to play. For those who are very picky about their music, pack them a set of headphones so that they can listen to their own music without any fights.
Decide where you will be staying each night and book your hotel ahead of time. This will save you money and time once you arrive at your destination. You can also make restaurant reservations and purchase attraction tickets online before you leave. Most sites offer online discounts so this could leave you with more money to spend on souvenirs!
If you follow these road trip tips so you’ll be sure to have a memorable and worry-free road trip. Remember that if you have any car trouble while you’re on the road, we have locations across Canada! Download our Integra Tire app to find the location nearest you!