The Ultimate Car Checklist Before a Road Trip

Jul 29, 04:26 PM
Welcome to the ninth episode of the Mark and Embark Podcast by ScoutMyTrip. The host for this episode is Myra Naik.

In this episode we will talk about how we spend countless hours planning a road trip; we seldom spend time in prepping the vehicle to perform to it’s fullest on the highway. To make this simpler, we’ve put together a list of 20 must do items for a complete car checklist before a road trip. There even a bonus point which we would advise you to take with a pinch of salt! 

We spoke to 7 automotive and travel experts on what they recommend as the ideal and foolproof car checklist, and we promise you that this is all you will ever need!

Summarizing all the points discussed in the podcast. I would advise you to listen to the podcast to know about each of these in detail. 

  1. Get the right oil for the trip
  2. Check your battery date
  3. Top up fluids
  4. Change your air filters
  5. Cabin Air Filters
  6. Check your tires
  7. Put together an emergency kit.
  8. Consider Road Side Assistance
  9. Clean your car
  10. Keep Paper maps
  11. Fill the tank!
  12. Get it serviced professionally
  13. Check the spare tyre / stepney
  14. Vehicle Documents
  15. Review the route
  16. Do a quick tyre test
  17. Component Check 101
  18. Change or top up the Oil
  19. Radiator coolant
  20. Lights
  21. Bonus check – or NOT

A word about the bonus: Please take it with a pinch of salt, and remember you need to be extra careful with something you do not own! Rest, do hear Myra out on the podcast

If there's something else you would want me to also cover, do give us a shout out on social media or wherever you subscribe to podcasts.

Important links for further reading: 

  1. The original blog: Ultimate Car Checklist Before a Road Trip
  2. The cheat sheet for using the award winning road trip planner by ScoutMyTrip.  While this is an older post - please check the latest and up to date video tutorials for the road trip planner.

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