School year is ending!
The country is re-opening.
Families are packing their suitcases.
Airline boarding passes are being printed.
Parents and children are piling into their cars for a Memorial Day road trip.
It's all great and so exciting. After 18 months of protecting ourselves and our loved ones by staying home, we're now ready to make new memories. One of the most overlooked aspects of preparing for a road trip is the car and its readiness. Here is a quick checklist of things to help you prepare for a safe journey on the nation's highway:
Cell phone and charger
First aid kit
Flares and a white flag
Tire pressure gauge
Jack (and ground mat) for changing a tire
Work gloves and a change of clothes
Basic repair tools and some duct tape (for temporarily repairing a hose leak)
Water and paper towels for cleaning up
Nonperishable food, drinking water, and medicines
Extra windshield washer fluid
Emergency blankets, towels and coats
Now that you know, don't leave home without these essential items, just in case!