Old Man Winter has finally packed his bags and taken his cold weather show on the road, and that usually means many of us are ready to pack our own bags and hit the road as well. While some of us like to plan a trip down to the last detail, others prefer to point their vehicles in no particular direction with little more than an inclination. The method isn’t nearly as important as the results. And for best results, whether driving or flying, be sure you take care of pre-trip business before setting off. It can save you time and headaches down the line.
If you’re driving, act like a Scout and “Be prepared.” Be sure your vehicle is in good running order. There’s nothing worse than waiting on a tow truck 100 miles short of your destination.
1. Flashlight, flare, first-aid kit
2. Jumper cables
3. Extra gloves/gloves
4. Paper towels
5. Nonperishable food
6. Jug of water
7. Basic tools (adjustable wrench, ratchet/socket set, screwdrivers,
Are you forgoing the highways for the flyways? There are a number of things you can do to make your flight as stress-free as possible.
One last reminder before you leave on your big trip: it’s always a good idea to call your credit card company to let them know you’ll be using your credit card away from home. If you don’t, they may put a block on your card thinking your identity has been stolen and someone is using your good name and credit on a shopping spree out of town.
Don’t forget Vantage when planning your travel
If you’re planning a road trip but aren’t sure your vehicle is up to the challenge, maybe it’s time to shop for a new one. Right now, qualified Vantage members can get up to 90 days with NO PAYMENTS when they finance their new vehicle at Vantage. Check out our rates here.
Don’t want to put all those miles on your vehicle? Vantage members get special discounts when they rent a car with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Click here for more information.
Traveling abroad? Don’t forget Vantage can help you with foreign currency exchange.
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