Going on vacation by car: what are the advantages?

A few more weeks and the summer sun will brighten your days. And of course, sun always rhymes with family vacations and relaxation. To take the least risk in these times of health crisis, you want to take your own car, but is this an idea that does not delight the whole family? Here are some arguments that will help you convince them.

Good reasons to travel by car

The choice of means of transport is an important step in preparing for a vacation. With regard to the car in particular, find all the advantages of taking it.

Enjoy better comfort

Nothing is more comfortable than traveling with your own car. For example, you won't have to put up with the bad manners of other unfamiliar passengers, you won't hinder others with your pillow or sheet during a nap, you can lower the windows as much as possible, etc. To enjoy the pleasure of traveling in a car in impeccable condition, do not forget the simple paintless dent removal kit or for professional which will allow you to absorb any bumps or hollows in the event of an impact.

Enjoy good freedom

By taking your car, you can stop at the motorway rest areas to have a small barbecue or picnic, take a photoshoot or just stretch your legs while taking in the scenery. Likewise, you can freely choose the times of your planning. In other words, you will have no time constraints, whether during breaks along the way or when you leave. You can also bring as much luggage as possible

Make memorable memories

The laughter, but also the arguments in the car as well as the possible mechanical problems will turn into pleasant anecdotes which are good to remember all year long.

Tips for preparing the car well before going on vacation

Whether you decide to take your own car, hire a rental car, or travel in a motorhome, it's always best to travel hassle-free. To avoid breakdowns along the way, here are the checks to be carried out:

  • Windshield wipers : To keep your view on the road clear, be sure to check the condition of the wiper blades. 
  • Liquids: Make sure that the liquid level in the containers is on point. Most important are transmission oil, power steering fluid and antifreeze.
  • The fog lights : Don't forget to test the turn signals, brake lights, low beam and high beam.
  • The brakes: Always check the condition of the brake pads, especially if you are going to be traveling at high altitudes.
  • The tires : Identify excessively worn tires to replace and provide a spare tire in good condition in the event of a puncture.

To travel with peace of mind, ensure the safety of the whole family by checking everyone's seat belt. Taking breaks every two hours is also important for everyone. In addition, frequent stops are a good way to avoid drowsiness in the driver.