The cross-country road trip is as much a rite of passage as it is an American tradition. With a network of roads as extensive as ours, it’s very easy to take a car anywhere you’d like to go. It’s such an ingrained part of the American psyche Hollywood continually cranks out road trip themed film. Typically things go horribly awry for the protagonists, largely because they overlook something on the checklist you’re about to learn how to prepare.
When you’re out on the road the only constants are your car and the people in it with you. If you do everything you can to solidify those two elements, things outside the car tend to work themselves out.
The best way to achieve this is with a plan.
Good planning always involves a following a checklist to make sure everything you might need is considered and in place. Here’s Autobytel’s cross-country road trip checklist to help you ensure a comfortable and successful drive.