Whether you’re traveling across the country or simply going on a weekend excursion, road trips are a great way to bond with the family. You’ll find reliable and fuel-efficient models that are great for the job when you shop Buick and GMC, but we’ve also created a list of road trip essentials to take with you on your journey.
According to A Passion and a Passport, one of the top road trip essentials is a first aid kit. You should stock the kit with band-aids, low-dose painkillers, Benadryl, antacid, antiseptic, and tweezers. Those with children should also stock up on wet wipes and sunscreen.
Another must-have supply is a no-spill fuel can. Always carry at least an extra gallon of gas in case you run out. Many roadside assistance services will provide you with fuel if you run out, but it’s important to have your own. You may lose cell service and become stranded, or, if you don’t like to keep the family waiting, keeping a full fuel can will save you time.
You should also bring a cell phone car charger—though many new GM models have USB ports—and a smartphone holder or GPS. Another common item is Easy Pass/Fast Track to help you get through tolls quicker, and, finally, a quality pair of sunglasses will keep your eyes protected.
If you want to make sure your vehicle is ready for a long road trip, bring it in to the service department at Vail Buick GMC for a checkup.