Road Trip & Tips for Planning a Road Trip | ACDelco



Before you head out on a road trip, follow the suggested checklist below to make sure your vehicle is in safe and efficient running condition.

  • Take your vehicle to a dealership or independent workshop near you that installs quality ACDelco parts. Your technician should check your belts, hoses, brakes, lights, windshield washer fluid, wiper blades, engine oil and coolant.
  • Always keep at least half a tank of petrol in your vehicle.
  • Make sure your trunk has a jack, lug wrench and other tools you’ll need to change a tire.
  • Check tire pressure of all tires, including the spare.
  • Make sure you have a working flashlight with extra batteries, emergency reflectors, sunglasses and a first-aid kit.
  • Take your driver’s license and vehicle registration, plus auto and medical insurance cards.

  • Carry a spare set of vehicle keys.
  • Plan your route and leave a copy of your itinerary with a trusted person not travelling with you.
  • Take any special medications and prescription information.
  • Take your doctor’s phone number.
  • Take a mobile phone.
  • Have any repairs or vehicle maintenance performed before the trip – see your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for vehicle maintenance schedules.