In the days before your journey make sure you check the tyres, oil and water, check the windscreen washer fluid and fill up with fuel. Turn the Air Conditioning on full before leaving and ensure it is working correctly. Or book in for a $99 Air Conditioning Special, which re-gasses your vehicles air conditioning and makes sure it is all working correctly. Remember if you are planning on towing a trailer to check that as well, or book it in with our service department for a Warrant Of Fitness before departing. (Bookings subject to availability)
2.Load up your vehicle the night before:
Stress-levels are sure to rise if you attempt to pack your vehicle on the day you are leaving. Fitting everything in your vehicle in a rush is a recipe for disaster and a sure-fire way to start your holiday under stress. It's much easier to pre-select items such as snacks and music before you leave.
3.Pack an Extra Cellphone Charger:
It may be a small item, but having a cellphone charger spare can make all the difference and make a popular member of the family if some-one else forgets theirs. Having a Charger plugged into the Cigarette Lighter in your vehicle is also handy as it means if something untoward does occur and you need to call for assistance, at least you will have a charged phone.
4.Drive to the Conditions:
Always be aware of the conditions, both weather and road. There is often increased traffic over the holiday period and this may mean that trips take longer, so be sure to allow more time. Drive defensively by letting quicker vehicles pass and ensure you keep a safe following distance in case the vehicle in front of you makes a mistake.
5.Drive Smoothly, Save Fuel:
If you are travelling a long distance save fuel by driving smoothly, anticipating what is ahead and minimising heavy acceleration and braking. Smoother is Faster and your passengers will thank you as well.