June is National Camping Month, which means it is time to break out the marshmallows and light a fire! With warm weather and summer finally here, it is the perfect time to get away for a fun road trip/camping adventure in the great outdoors. Whether you’re staying close home or traveling far with the fam, here are six LOF-Xpress™ approved road trip tips that can help keep your camping experience stress-free and FUN!
- Get a checkup for your car.
You want to make sure your car is ready to go for the road. Check your fluids, tires and stop in to see us for an oil change. You want to make sure your car is in tip top shape before you hit the road – and we can help! Check out our website for a list of ALL our services!
- Fuel Up!
This might seem like a no-brainer, but having a full tank of gas before you hit the road will ensure peace of mind and help avoid the “oh-no-we-ran-out-of-gas” panic!
- Stay cool.
While your plan may be to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest, some summer days are just too hot to handle! When you need a break from the scorching heat, a cool car can be a welcome change. Make sure your vehicle’s AC is running right before committing to a completely outdoor camping trip. At LOF-Xpress™ we’re currently offering an AC recharge for $20 OFF (reg $139.99)! Hurry in to take advantage!
- Don’t Tire your Tires.
Another essential road trip pre-check is to make sure your tires are not worn down or too low on pressure. Check tires before taking off and pump up any that might be low. If your tires are old and the treads are tattered, road trip time might be the ideal excuse to replace your old tires with some new ones. In any case, having a spare tire and the proper tool kit in the back of your car can make or break any dire, tire situation on your road trip!
- Check your car’s load capacity.
If you over load your car, you not only will have to spend more money on gas because your car is working extra hard, but you could also put yourself at risk. Too much extra weight can make your car hard to handle in emergency situations.
- Have fun!
Safety is always a high priority when planning a camping and road trip, but it’s also important to remember to have fun! Bring friends and family and make sure the cooler and snack bag is stocked. Step away from the world for a few days and enjoy!