Once upon a time, when my friends and I were busy enrolling for driving licences and begging our mums and dads for purchasing the first car. Why? Because one of the group had a brilliant idea, like organizing a foreign road trip. There are five people and suitcases. The transportation is one car for the target destination ahead. On the other hand, we will experience on the road for a day. What’s happen next? Well, let’s wait and make a guess.
Next, the air con broke within an hour, and not all of the electric windows went all the way down. That’s great. We quickly realised that we didn’t fit all stuff comfortably, and even for the whole trip as well. Moreover, there are three people on the rear seats who were going to be cramped and unable to stretch out the leg. For instance, one of my taller friends unable to straighten his or her back. Then, on a busy road, we were pulled over by the police for matching the description of a vehicle involved in a hit and run towards the motorbike. Thus, we waited for more than one hour while the examination was carried out. Finally, the police pulled away and waved at us without saying goodbye. From this case, we highly recommend that you need to go with some attorneys during your travelling. Now, let’s discuss more foreign road trip tips.For those who are not driving throughout your road journey, they can carry stuff like magazines, cutting edge gadgets that can offer some amusement and make the ride a bit exciting.
1. Raise awareness about the map
Roads and road maps weren’t designed from a particular committee that met up on Sunday to decide how roads systems should be planned and whether the types of roads represented the number, letter, or both of them. Besides, it would have been handy, but not as easy as you think. In reality, every country has a different system. Raising knowledge about it will make you save up time and effort as well. For example, interstates and highways in America can run from east-west to other destinations. Meanwhile, the north-south roads have odd numbers. On top of it, in Britain, M roads indicate a motorway, and A roads indicate roads of slightly lesser importance, and B roads own less importance. In France, they use reds and yellows for indicating the importance of roads on maps. That’s fabulous. Keep going on ahead and find out the next something.
2. GPS/Sat Nav – You need it whenever you are lost
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys hanging around and studying a map sprawled across the hood of your rental, we will suggest that you should try to find out where you missed. On the other hand, this case happens with other passengers who make the first journey. Another thing to consider is a sat nav or GPS. It is a kind of stuff which can help you discover or find your destination very accurately and quickly.
3. Inspect your spare tire
When you are going to have a long journey, we highly suggest that you should prepare for an extra tire. Because your lovely car will be blown out at any time. Moreover, it could occur a lot suddenly. Thus, you need to spend your time preparing for the kit and other vital components as well like spanner and jack. Keep in mind that you can grab a puncture when you do not carry extra tire. On the other hand, you will get stuck for a long period along the road.
4. Examine the car insurance and street tax
Another crucial factor that you have to care about is tax and insurance. Both of them are ignorable when you experience your journey. In this case, please examine your car insurance, whether it is valid or not. Your car can be broken down at any time so that it could cost you a lot if the insurance is expired.
5. Checking the fuel
The final thing to do is filling up before making the trip. Your car can run out of fuel, and it can make you feel terrible a lot as well. Besides, try to look for the petrol station which you often fill up on your daily morning. Apart from it, when you want to travel to the strange destination, we highly warn you not drive so long. Why? Because it could waste a lot of fuel.
6. Other stuff to bring
We will show you some essential stuff that you need to bring before experience the trip.
- USB charger
It is so crucial for dweller who is going on long journeys. It can permit you to maintain your phone to be charged. Therefore, your device is workable when you have some urgent incidents.
- Wet wipes
You should have the wet wipes during your riding. It means that you could hygiene your hands in some restrooms which do not offer the soap as well. This stuff will make your hand hygiene a lot.
Carrying the water bottle or tank will help you save up money for purchasing it on the road.
- Put on comfortable clothes
We highly recommend that you should wear suitable clothes like loose trousers, pants and other footwear as well.
- Credit cards
Your car is broken down suddenly, or you need to buy some vital items. The best way in this circumstance is to bring your credit card along with the balance cash on your hands. In some cases, you could face a punctured tire that leads to replacing the new one.
- Driving registration
Whenever you get out of your lovely house, please remember to check your driving license and other related documents carefully. It is very important for you when moving abroad or renting the car as well.
For those who are not driving throughout your road journey, they can carry stuff like magazines, cutting edge gadgets that can offer some amusement and make the ride a bit exciting.