Traveling during the summer can be a great experience. It gives you the chance to get away from your life in New Haven, CT and enjoy adventures in other locations. Summer road trips can give you the adventure you long for throughout the year. Before you leave on those journeys, it might be a good idea to do some planning. One of the ways that you can plan is by putting together some checklists. Our dealership recommends putting together three lists: things to take care of in regard to vehicle maintenance, items to pack, and items to purchase. Napoli Kia, located at 241 Boston Post Road in Milford, CT, is here to help you decide what you need to put on those checklists.

Putting Together Your Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

Whether you are considering staying close to your Bridgeport, CT home, or you are thinking of driving cross-country, you should always be cognizant of your car's routine service needs. Leaving on a summer road trip means that you are going to want to avoid any unexpected mechanical failures or issues. After all, nothing can bring a road trip/vacation to a crashing halt like needing a costly auto repair.

The truth is that the summer months bring many challenges to a vehicle. In order to make sure your car is ready to tackle these head-on, you should schedule a visit with the service center at Napoli Kia. Below are a few of the services that you may want to have on your summer road trip vehicle maintenance checklist:

  • Brake System Inspection
  • A/C System Inspection
  • Tire Services
  • Battery Inspection
  • Belt and Hose Inspection
  • Windshield Wiper Replacement
  • Fluids

Addressing these items before you leave your home in Hamden, CT will ensure that you can enjoy your summer road trip without needing to worry about whether your car is ready for your travels.

Compiling Your Summer Road Trip Packing Checklist

You don't want to get miles away from your Stratford, CT home only to realize that you forgot to pack some major items. We follow the belief that it is better to be overpacked, than be missing vital items miles away from home. Do you want assistance with knowing what you should have on your summer road trip? The team at Napoli Kia has some thought on what should be on your road trip packing checklist. Here a few ideas for you:

  • Car Owners' Manual
  • Emergency Car Kit
  • Spare Tire
  • An Empty Gas Can
  • Insurance, Registration, and License
  • A Few Gallons of Water
  • The Charger for Your Cell Phone/Mobile Device
  • Travel Pillow
  • Water Bottle
  • A Portable Garbage Can

In the event that you are in an accident, or your vehicle experiences an unexpected mechanical failure, you will want to make sure that you have some items to make your life easier. Also, many of these items will make your life on your summer road trip that much easier.

Getting Together Your Purchase Checklist

As you prepare to leave Fairfield, CT, there might be some essentials you want to bring along that you don't have laying around. In every road trip, there are also those items that you didn't think to bring with you that would have made your life easier. Making a purchase checklist can keep you organized and make sure you don't forget anything that is going to make your summer travels more enjoyable. Napoli Kia has some suggestions on what you might want to include on your purchase checklist:

  • Deodorant
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Cooler
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Baby Wipes
  • Insect Repellant
  • Toilet Paper
  • Facial Tissues
  • Towel

Enjoy Safe Travels and Have Fun!

Napoli Kia, in Milford, CT, wants you to enjoy your summer travels and make valuable memories. Remember to practice safe driving habits while you make your way to your destination. Make your service visit appointment with our dealership today, so you can be set to enjoy your summer adventures when the time comes.

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