A recent AAA Travel survey finds nearly 100 million Americans – four in 10 U.S. adults – are planning a family vacation this year. Two-thirds of all travelers (68%) say they will embark on a summer getaway.
With longer days and warmer temps, there are plenty of places to go and things to see across this great country. And as we enter the month of July, we are sitting at the height of the summer travel season.
Preparing For Your Summer Road Trip: The Ultimate Guide consists of three essential parts: getting your vehicle ready, what to pack, and how to stay safe while driving.
The guide provides a comprehensive checklist for you to take to your mechanic; a list of eight essential items to place in an emergency kit, including something we too often overlook, and the best times of the week to drive.
We also provide safe driving tips, what to do in case of an emergency, and advice on how to prevent your car from being stolen on your trip.
For the guide, we worked with the California Highway Patrol, National Safety Council, REAL Volkswagen Parts, The Law Offices of Siegfried & Jensen, and YourMechanic. Supplemental data is either provided by or sourced from AAA, Avvo, Esurance, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Insurance Crime Bureau, and the National Sleep Foundation.
There is a ton of useful data within these 20-some pages. Download it for free - it's on us with no strings attached - and enjoy your travels this summer.
Carl Anthony has worked with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Volvo, and Local Motors, in either an experimental marketing or product development role.
As a Vehicle Coach and Product Specialist, he has traveled the world in the interest of helping consumers enjoy the benefits of the modern automobile. For the last five years, he has served as Managing Editor for Automoblog.net, a respected automotive industry news and lifestyle publication.
Anthony is the Immediate Past President of Detroit Working Writers and on the Board of Directors for the Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation. He is also a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and a host for AutoSens TV, a thrice-yearly conference on autonomous driving.
Anthony lives in Detroit with his wife Danielle where they are active members of their local church. They also share a mutual love for the Detroit Lions.