Top Tips for Road Trips May 4, 2021 A road trip is a great way to get out of the house and spend some quality time with family or friends. Oklahoma has some hidden wonders that could provide fun and exciting experiences. Whether it’s for a week or a weekend, planning beforehand can ensure the trip goes as smoothly as possible. Consider these four tips to help you prepare for what the Oklahoma roads have to offer. Don’t Forget About Car Maintenance! Schedule your car inspected before heading out on the open road. A good inspection can help prevent unexpected brake or engine problems, or other vehicle issues that may arise. As an OKFB member you also have access to free Roadside Rescue, a 24/7 roadside assistance service that allows you to travel with confidence. Keep Yourself in Check Driving for hours on end can be exhausting. Take note of how you’re feeling and see if you need to pull over for a break. Additionally, if you have a co-pilot in the car, have a plan in place for who is driving and for how long. It’s important to know when you should stop and rest. Get Techy with Helpful Apps for the Road There are a few apps that can help make the road trip go smoother. Apps can help with a number of things, like navigation from like Google Maps and Waze. Notably, both apps feature user-reported road hazards, speed traps and more, along with turn-by-turn navigation. Additionally, Tollsmart is an app that allows you to preview the price of upcoming tolls that you may pass during the road trip. All these are available on Android and iOS devices. Prep Your Home If a road trip is planned for an extended amount of time, make sure there is someone available to house sit. Leaving a home unattended for a long time can make your home a target for theft. Having a family member or neighbor check in on your home and get your mail is beneficial. This way you can leave your home with peace of mind while on your trip. See other home preparation tips here. A road trip can be a great activity to enjoy this spring or summer. To ensure you’re covered, contact your local OKFB agent and see if your Auto Insurance or Recreation Insurance covers your specific vehicle to have a safe, fun and confident trip.