Going on a road trip? The team at Value Van and Car Rental has a list of must-have items you won’t want to forget. Being on the road for long periods of time can be exhausting, but if you follow this list your travel experience will be less stressful and you’ll be able to focus on the fun.
Car and Personal Safety Items
Maybe the most important things to bring along on a road trip are the things you hope to never need but certainly don’t want to be stuck without. Here are some items that can really save a bad situation from getting worse:
- First Aid Kit
- Jumper Cables
- Spare Tire
Additionally, depending on where you’re going, sunscreen, bug spray, or other location relative items are good to bring along.
Credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay are all incredibly convenient. Emergencies, however, may call for cash, and ATMs aren’t always easy to find. On top of that, plan ahead and carry change for any toll roads you may be using.
You might think a paper map is a thing of the past because everyone carries a smartphone now. But if you happen to pass through an area with bad service, you can find yourself in a tough situation. A physical map can really come in handy if you find yourself in a pinch.
Your phone charger may be easy to remember, but what about your other electronics? A GPS device, laptop, iPad, and portable DVD player are all things you want to keep charged while on the road.
Snacks and Entertainment
Lastly, let’s not forget food and fun! It’s a great idea to stock up on some easy-to-eat snacks and drinks so that you’ll only need to stop for full meals. A trash bag isn’t a bad idea either. As for entertainment, you can make a great music playlist, listen to audiobooks or podcasts, or (as long as the driver isn’t playing) a handheld gaming system.
There’s no better way to kick off your road trip than with a rental car from Value Van and Car Rental. To find out more about our luxury, premium, or economy rental cars in Newark or Union, NJ, contact Value Van and Car Rental today at (908) 851-9595 or request a quote online.