Rent a Memorable Car: Every road trip begins with a classic ride. Do you crave a coastal California drive in a convertible? Do you want to camp in a campervan behind a waterfall in Iceland? While a great looking car is always fun, you’ll definitely need a car that’s going to be comfortable, reliable, and tempered.
Protect Yourself: Prior to heading out on the road, make sure that your car is in shape to go the extra mile (or 1,000 miles…). To prep for our road trips, we use Mobil 1 Annual Protection, which means we only have to change our oil once a year. Now our car can handle any road trip! Seriously…Mobil 1 Annual Protection provides enough protection for one full year of driving or 20,000 miles per oil change. Mobil 1 Annual Protection allows drivers to go 20,000 miles – or one year – between each oil changes. We chose to switch not only because of the extended oil change intervals but because ExxonMobil took the time to test in actual vehicles. (linked to testing video on Mobil site) The best product in the Mobil 1 portfolio, and it works for all gasoline cars.
We bought ours at AutoZone.
Plan Your Route: To save time, money, and sanity, we recommend planning out your route. We use Google Maps to see how far we’ll be driving each day. If you are planning on camping, this would be a good time to find your campsites.
Check the Weather: Be sure to check the weather so you’re not caught with your top down in a storm!
Pick an Awesome Playlist: Every great road trip needs a soundtrack to go along with it. Pick a mix of music genres to go along with the wide array of landscapes you’ll see on your journey. Choosing which music to road trip with is as important as great snacks so be sure to select wisely.
Bring a Real Map & Download Google Maps: While we always rely on Google Maps to navigate us, it’s important to bring a back-up plan. Bring a map of the area to help you navigate for a worst-case scenario. Also, download Google Maps offline so that you can navigate even if you don’t have cell service.