5 Ways to Prepare Your Jeep for a Cross-Country Road Trip
There is no bad time of the year to go on a cross-country adventure. There are some amazing climates and formations that you can experience in the United States. Here are five ways to prepare your Jeep for a cross-country road trip.
Repair Any Issues
Before you hit the road, make sure a professional inspects everything on your vehicle. You may just have to get a quick maintenance repair, like an oil change, but you may also need something more serious. You can also make some upgrades to your Jeep: consider new Jeep Wrangler door handle inserts, a new front bumper, or new light guards.
Have A USB Port Handy
Given the long hours ahead, entertainment is a must. Movies, TV shows, and eBooks all have a place on some type of device, but batteries don’t last forever. Therefore, you need to have a USB charger that you can plug into a cigarette lighter if your ride doesn’t already have a USB port. A USB port will also ensure you have constant access to GPS navigation apps like Google Maps.
Clean Your Jeep Inside and Out
No matter who you’re driving with, it’s still important to clean your Jeep. Road trips obviously mean you’ll spend a lot of time inside your car, so keep everything clean—you don’t want to pile a mess on top of a mess. Another major reasons why you want to clean up the inside is so you have enough room for people and luggage. Cleaning your Jeep’s exterior is also a smart move because it will get dirty along the way, and too much dirt and grime could cause some serious problems.
Plan Your Route and Stops
You’ll travel through a lot of cities during a cross-country trip. Plan which destinations you want to stop at beforehand, so you don’t miss anything worth seeing along the way. It’s also important to know where you’ll rest and eat.
Be Prepared for Breakdowns
A final way to prepare your Jeep for a cross-country road trip is to fully be prepared for any breakdowns that may occur. Having jumper cables, a spare tire and jack, and a flashlight will help you deal with and assess common breakdowns. One of the great things about being a member of Jeep Wave is that you can get assistance when you need it most.