How To Prepare for Your Next Road Trip

When the warmer weather hits, nothing beats going on a road trip with your friends and family. While there’s plenty for you to do around Brookfield and Bethel, it’s always exciting to go on a getaway. But before you tackle the open roads, it’s a good idea to explore summer car care tips and prepare a road trip care package so that you’re ready for anything that may come up when you’re out on your adventures.



If you’re interested in finding good road trip cars or knowing how to prepare a road trip care package, we’ve got you covered. Explore the road trip car checklist and more today with Honda of Danbury so you know the best ways to prepare for your next road trip!

Road Trip Car Checklist

One summer car care tip we often tell New Fairfield drivers is to ensure their vehicle is properly maintained. The extreme heat from rising temperatures during the summer can often cause certain vehicle components to fail and cause issues if they’re not taken care of in advance.

As a result, many of the road trip car checklist items we’ll go over will include services that you’ll want to schedule to ensure your vehicle is ready for a long drive. With that being said, here are some important checklist items to go over before you tackle your next road trip:

  • Inspect Your Tires: Ensure your tire has plenty of tread left, and it’s also a good idea to check your vehicle’s tire pressures as well. Salt from winter driving and the cool air during the winter can reduce your tire tread and lower your air pressure.
  • Check Your Cooling System: From your radiator to your coolant level, it’s important to ensure your vehicle’s cooling system is in working order so it doesn’t overheat on a road trip.
  • Ensure Your AC Is Working: Not only is it important for your vehicle to stay cool, but you also want your cabin temperatures to be cool as well as summer temperatures can make it uncomfortable in your vehicle without AC.
  • Replace Windshield Wipers & Refill Wiper Fluid: Road debris can quickly build up on your windshield when you’re on a road trip, so it’s important that you replace your windshield wipers and ensure you have plenty of windshield wiper fluid.
  • Prepare a Road Trip Care Package: In the event that your vehicle runs into an issue, you’ll want to make sure that you’re prepared. Having a road trip care package with items like a flashlight, extra batteries, first aid, drinking water, car jumper cables, a basic tool kit, and other items can ensure you’re ready for any issues that may arise on your drives.

Good Road Trip Cars

If you’re looking to upgrade your vehicle before you take on your next road trip, there are plenty of exceptional models for you to choose from in the Honda model lineup. Best of all, nearly every new Honda is eligible for the Honda Service Pass, which includes 2 years/24,000 miles of complimentary maintenance (whichever comes first). Here are some good road trip cars from the Honda model lineup:

  • Honda HR-V: The small but comfortable Honda HR-V offers outstanding fuel savings to get you further along your drives when you’re on a road trip.
  • Honda CR-V: The popular Honda CR-V offers generous dimensions, advanced safety features, and even a hybrid configuration to help you enjoy longer drives with ease.
  • Honda Passport: Road-tripping to a remote destination? The rugged Honda Passport is ready for any adventure.
  • Honda Pilot: With three rows of seating and the latest safety features, family adventures are a breeze in the Honda Pilot.
  • Honda Civic: The Honda Civic provides incredible technology features to help you and your passengers stay connected on the open road.
  • Honda Accord: There’s a reason the Honda Accord is so popular, and we think it’ll be a great addition for you to enjoy on a road trip.
  • Honda Odyssey: Nothing beats the versatility of the Honda Odyssey minivan, which will allow you to bring along friends, family, and their cargo without any issues.
  • Honda Ridgeline: If you’ve got plenty of camping gear to bring with you on your next road trip, the Honda Ridgeline provides plenty of versatility and off-road capabilities for any exploration.

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