Planning an Epic Road Trip? Check out these Top Tips…

With so many stunning destinations out there, a lot of South African motorists are planning their next exciting road trip to experience what our beautiful country has in store.


If planned carefully and correctly, road trips can be an awesome experience and a great way to bond with your vehicle, family, and friends and build memories. It’s imperative that you plan your trip carefully, as the roads are extremely busy, and if your vehicle is not in good working condition then your road trip could very quickly turn into a disaster trip.

prepare for road trip

Although it might seem expensive to get your car up to scratch, the reality is that it’s cheaper to fix any problems before you embark than have to deal with them after things go wrong. Even if your car has been behaving, and you are currently happy with the status of its health, don’t take for granted that it will be smooth sailing.

road trip breakdown

It’s always a good idea to give your car a good and thorough cleaning before you set off. It won’t be fun driving for hours with old food stains and empty food packets lying around. Give your interior and seats a good session with the vacuum cleaner and give the body a good wash, after all, you need to be proud of your car.

car vacuum

Make a checklist and be sure to check that your brakes and tyres are fully functional and in good working condition. Make sure that your car has enough oil and water, this is also a great way to see if there are any leaks or similar issues that should be addressed, and it wouldn’t hurt to keep extra oil and water in your car in case of emergencies.

cheking tyres

Lastly, don’t overload your vehicle, make sure that your view is unobstructed at all times so that you can change lanes and reverse safely when required to do so. Don’t be caught by surprise, prepare your vehicle properly and make your road trip an epic adventure to remember.

fun road trips

If you’re looking for a comfortable and reliable vehicle for your road trip, then visit for good deals on cars in your area.

Struan Langlands

Digital Marketing Channel Co-ordinator @ Junk Mail Publishing. My family, work, cars and sport are the 4 things that I am most passionate about and motivate me. I am a full blooded Petrol Head and always ready for a sport debate. "The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player." ~Lionel Messi

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