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May 25, 2020 in Tips
As May ends and June begins, the next phase of reopening of businesses and states across the country begins. We are just as excited as you are for our favorite places to open and communities are beginning to leave their homes again. Many things will be different in the way we travel, but how will road trips be affected? Below, we discuss some of the things you may want to consider before packing up the car and traveling to your favorite family spot or vacation road trip.
Road Trip Tips
Before you leave your home, check your tire pressure, engine coolant, suitcases, electronics, and road trip essentials. Check the conditions of your destination, and not just the weather conditions; rather, ensure you are not headed for a “hot spot.” Traveling to a hot spot can be disaster if you are not prepared. Moreover, check whether the state you are heading to still has a traveling self-quarantine in effect. Local authorities can require self-quarantine for as long as 14 days if you travel state-to-state. Pack masks and gloves for everyone in case you are headed somewhere that is a “hot spot,” and do not forget the hand sanitizer! Pack drinks and snacks so you can minimize the number of stops you have to experience, and keep the stops to gassing the vehicle and for restroom stops.
Do not just wing it, especially in the coming months. With business opening up at half capacity, many places will be full and at capacity quickly, make sure to call ahead to places such as hotels, restaurants, museums, and other lodging locations you may be using during your road trip. You do not want to be stranded without a place to stay or eat.
During your post-quarantine road trips, you will find a blip of good news during your travel. You will pay much less for gasoline than you may be accustomed to! Saving money at the pump can make a huge difference in the quality of the road trip you and your family can have. More money to use on entertainment and lodging is a great incentive. The low gas prices may be here to stay for a while, as oil prices have stayed relatively low throughout the month of May, and the outlook is that they will remain low throughout the month of June as well.
We are excited that our state is reopening, and we are planning our favorite road trips just like you are. But we must remain vigilant and prepared for what the post-coronavirus world is going to be like. Make sure you and your traveling companions are prepared and know what is ahead of them during your road trip! We cannot wait to see you on the road.
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For helpful advice or to learn more about our collision services, contact A.U.T.O. Collision at 801.568.0305 or visit the shop at 215 West 9210 South, Sandy, Utah 84070. We are here to serve you Monday – Friday, 8am – 5:30pm.
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