Best Practices for Planning a Road Trip

Michigan in general is a great state for doing a road trip, but especially West Michigan!

Whether you want to go downtown Grand Rapids and enjoy the bars and restaurants, maybe head up to Spring Lake and drive a dune buggy in the sand, or go to one of the scenic beaches in Grand Haven or Muskegon, you have lots of options!
But the only thing getting between you and your destination is the road, and sometimes those trips can be long and strenuous. So it’s always a good idea to prepare for the road to make your trip as fun as possible.

Here at Priced Right Auto know a thing or two about road trips, we sell lots of vehicles to families that tell us they needed something specifically to haul their family throughout the state on the road during the summers.
So we put together a list of 4 things you should do to make sure your road trip goes as smoothly as possible.

Make sure to clean out your car and load up the trunk the night before.

Spare yourself the headache in the morning of rushing to get ready and double-checking your bags for all your essential items. Do that the night before, and start your morning off stress-free.

Make sure you have all the right snacks

Ask all of your passengers what they like and make sure you pack all the right items. This will prevent any of your passengers from becoming “hangry” and being in a bad mood on your trip.

Create a great playlist or find a great podcast

Nothing is more essential to a road trip than something enjoyable to listen to while the time goes by. Make a playlist with your friends and find a podcast that would appeal to your passengers common interests.

Take breaks when necessary

Even if you do everything right, some road trips can be so long that no matter what….being in an enclosed space for hours can wear on you and your passengers. Take breaks. Use the rest stops along your journey, get out of the car, stretch, walk around for a little bit. Recover and continue along your journey.

Priced Right Auto has two locations in Marne & Nunica. We are conveniently located in close proximity to Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Grand Haven, Coopersville, and many other West Michigan communities!

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