Whether you own a brand new 2016 Lexus ES 350 or one of our pre-owned Lexus vehicles, we know it can be nearly impossible to resist the lure of the road, especially during the summer months. If you’re planning on taking a road trip with your family or friends, preparing for your journey the right way can help you maximize the amount of fun you and your traveling companions will have.

The first step in preparing for a road trip is to take the stress out of the drive by bringing your vehicle into our Lexus dealership near Daytona Beach, FL so we can make sure your automobile is ready for your trek. You should also make sure all of your paperwork, including your license, registration, and insurance, is up-to-date to avoid a problem in case you’re pulled over for any reason. You should also plan your route while leaving enough leeway to explore things along the roadway that pique your interest or try an alternative route that may be more interesting.

The next step is to prepare for an emergency by putting together a first aid kit and storing extra blankets in your trunk in case of an emergency during your trip. You should also store some dry food goods that won’t spoil as well as some extra beverages that don’t need to be refrigerated. You should also consider joining a roadside assistance club if you’re not already a member of one so that you’ll know who to call for help in case you get a flat tire or lock your keys in your car.

Since you and your traveling companions are going to be spending a lot of time in your automobile, it’s important to maintain the cleanliness of your vehicle. Before you leave, take time to thoroughly clean your automobile and be sure to remove any debris such a food wrappers or empty beverage containers regularly during your trip to keep the contained environment you’re sharing with others as pleasant as possible.

Remember – the first step to preparing for a road trip is to make sure your automobile is ready for your journey. Call, go online, or stop by Lexus of Jacksonville to schedule your next service appointment today.