Road Trip Tips

Road Trip Tips

Leave the Stress at Home During Your Next Getaway
Kip Doyle
Road Trip

Are you and your family planning to drive to vacation destination this year? 

If you're planning a road trip to a getaway spot, AAA has simple tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident. 

  • Maintain social distancing and public safety guidelines throughout your trip.  
  • Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained. If maintenance is not up to date, have your car and tires inspected before you take a long drive. 
  • Map your route in advance and be prepared for busy roads during the most popular times of the year. AAA TripTiks, either in paper or digital form, are a great way to plan your route and strategic stops along the way.  
  • Keep anything of value in the trunk or covered storage area. 
  • If you’re traveling with children, remind them not to talk to strangers. Go with them on bathroom breaks and give them whistles to be used only if the family gets separated. 
  • In case of an emergency, always keep a cell phone and charger with you. AAA offers the AAA Mobile app, which enables motorists to request help without making a phone call. 
  • Have roadside assistance contact information on hand, in case an incident occurs on the road. 

With a little prep, you can leave the road trip stress at home and enjoy your getaway with peace of mind! 


Driving out of town? Make sure your AAA Membership level includes the mileage coverage you need for those long trips!

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