Keen bargain hunters will have noticed that we have a Skoda superb sale on at the moment. The Skoda Superb is already a fantastic value proposition, and it’s an excellent family car. As such, you will want to get the Superb out on the open road to take family trips. This will require a little advance planning to get right; in this article, we provide some useful tips to help you survive the next family road trip.
Examine Your Tyres
When you take a family road trip, the Superb is packed to the gills with adults, children, maybe the odd pet here and there and all the stuff that they need. This introduces weight issues that are not experienced at other times, and it’s important to check your tyres before you set off. Safety has to be your number one priority, so the tyre tread depth has to be adequate. Worn tyres will affect the handling and braking characteristics of your Skoda Superb. The tyre pressure must also be checked. The tyres are the only point of contact with the road, and you need that maximum grip. An over inflated tyre can be just as bad as an underinflated one, so check your owner’s manual to make sure that you have the perfect tyre pressure for your journey. Also, don’t forget to check the spare in case you need it.
Plan Your Route Carefully
When you plan your route, it’s easy to go for the more efficient trip and forget about the needs of your family. This is especially true with smaller children; they will need more frequent rest stops and toilet breaks along the route. If you’re going on an exceptionally long trip, make sure you have some water and snacks on hand when you stop. It’s important to stay hydrated and fed as you’re driving to your destination. Online mapping and traffic update sites can be a real help, but many people still have a physical map in case of an interruption in services.
Planning for Emergencies
Always carry a good first aid kit in the car for any unforeseen injuries on the journey. It’s a great idea to keep your devices charged up and have some identification in the vehicle for any rescuers if you are unconscious. Make sure that at least one person knows where you are going, your planned route and when you should arrive. Then if you fail to arrive and communications are spotty, someone will know that you’re missing. Always have up to date roadside assistance in place before you embark on a family road trip. If you’re stranded, you will be happy that you packed some extra water, food, and a few blankets to keep you hydrated, fed and warm, while waiting for assistance. Finally, pack some vomit bags, wet wipes and loo roll, you won’t regret it.
When looking for a Skoda Superb, Perth based drivers should contact Skoda Perth today and our team would be happy to arrange a no obligation test drive.