Your plans are in place. You’re all packed and ready to go. Vacation or some other fun destination is almost here – you just have to get there. Everybody’s anxious to leave. You’re ready. Everyone else is ready. But is your car ready?
The vacation season will soon be upon us, and that means hitting the highway – extended roadtrips, long drives and faraway destinations. Fortunately in America, the roads are pretty safe. Even Coastal Highway 1, the west coast route perched above the Pacific Ocean, has plentiful guardrails, reasonable speed limits and clearly-marked road hazards. Some Americans may think Highway 1 is scary, but it is mere child’s play compared to some other roads scattered across the globe.
The opportunity to drive on the world’s most scenic roads is on every car enthusiast’s bucket list. The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia is a 151 mile stretch everyone needs to add to that bucket list. For one, the road is a national monument built to honor the veterans of World War I. The road was actually built by returned soldiers of World War I from 1919-1932. It is the world’s largest war memorial and an absolute must see if you are traveling to the giant continent country Australia. In addition, Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia whose capital city is the internationally known metropolis Melbourne. Therefore, you know you will be close to a lively city when you fly in for the awesome drive.
Thanksgiving is almost here! You know what that means: family, turkey, food, drinks, football and for many of us it also means long road trips. Since the prices of holiday flights are the highest they have ever been, many of us have decided to hit the road and save ourselves some money on our Thanksgiving travels. The unfortunate thing about a road trip is simply that they take too long, and sometimes we end up hanging out in a car for far too much time without anything fun to do. If you’re traveling with family or friends, we put together a list of fun games you can play in the car to make your road trip way more enjoyable!
We’re right in the middle of the beautiful season of autumn, and considering our location, we don’t exactly get to see the scenic change. That means, it’s time for a road trip! In the case that you are in the vicinity of any of the following locations, be sure to take the scenic route and snap some pictures of the foliage...
One Last Escape: Labor Day Weekend Destinations
It is back-to-school season and that awesome tan you’ve been working on all summer is starting to fade – yes, it’s almost fall! Labor Day weekend is imminent and it’s your last chance to take a summer trip. Where to go? Well, pack your bags and take a road trip (See our other blog: Summer Car Road Trips on tips for preparation!) to one of these 5 great escapes.
Okay, I’m sure you are all aware that BuyAutoParts.com is headquartered in San Diego, which explains the bias. But really, our beautiful city isn’t called, “America’s Finest City” for nothin’. There are plenty of places to explore...
Road trips can be a fun way to travel and get your car out on the open road. Unfortunately, inconvenient car trouble can occur at any time, including during a road trip – and some things can be harmful. One of the best things you can do to prepare yourself is be aware of the harmful things that can happen to your car on a road trip so you’re better able to prevent them.
Having your brakes fail while you’re driving on a road trip can cause a harmful accident due to the inability to stop your vehicle when you need to – if at all. Have your brakes thoroughly inspected prior to going on your road trip to avoid this problem.
Long road trips can be exciting, but after a while they can kind of get boring. Being in a car for many hours with your friends or families with not much to do but look out the window can bring on a feeling of restlessness, and extreme boredom. Luckily, there are many fun ways to entertain yourself on a long road trip which can help make the trip go by faster.
Here are several ways to entertain yourself on a long road trip.
Going on a long road trip can be fun and exciting, but before embarking on your journey, you must make sure your car is prepared to take the trip. Making sure your car is ready to take the long trip is very important if you want to avoid any possible problems with your car while you’re out on the road. Having general maintenance done on your car prior to your trip will save you a lot of worry, and possible repair expenses during your vacation.
Here are some tips on how to prepare your car for a long road trip.