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CNB TRAVEL: AAA Road-Trip Survival Tips

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Are you and your family planning to take a road-trip this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or a favorite vacation spot, AAA has simple tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident.

  • Before any trip, make sure you download the AAA Mobile App!  The app is the ultimate road trip companion, featuring a fuel price finder, TripTik planner, a Discounts & Rewards finder, and quick access to our reliable Emergency Roadside Service.
  • Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained. If maintenance is not up to date, have your car and tires inspected before you take a long drive.
  • Map your route in advance and be prepared for busy roads during the most popular times of the year. If possible, consider leaving earlier or later to avoid heavy traffic.
  • Keep anything of value in the trunk or covered storage area.
  • If you’re traveling with children, remind them not to talk to strangers. Go with them on bathroom breaks and give them whistles to be used only if the family gets separated.
  • Have roadside assistance contact information on hand, in case an incident occurs on the road.
  • In case of an emergency, keep a cell phone and charger with you at all times. 

With a little prep, you can leave the road-trip stress at home and enjoy your vacation, wherever you’re headed. Below are some helpful resources you can take advantage of to get started on your road-trip!

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