It’s almost that time of year again… time for planning Spring Break road trips to break up the monotony that is the first few months of the new year! Don’t just start out on a driving trip without having some planning in place to ensure your comfort, safety, and economic success. Having a plan will give your trip structure and give you the peace of mind knowing that your travel days will be well-thought out and more relaxing than stressful!
Whether you’re planning to venture to the beach, the mountains, or to see family and friends, a little planning can go a long way to making your Spring Break road trip a success.
Map Your Route
This should be obvious, but it’s important to know exactly where you’re going and how to get there. Don’t wait until the morning you plan to leave to plug your final destination into your GPS. Do a little research to see if there are any major road closures or road work that will slow you down, or if you’ll need to take any detours along the way. This is also a great time to check out your route and determine if there are any interesting sights you want to see en route, like historical markers or restaurants.
Rent or Drive Your Own Vehicle?
A big question when it comes to road trips is whether you should rent a vehicle for the trip or drive your own. While you may feel more comfortable in your own personal vehicle, renting offers many benefits for both you and your car. You won’t put heavy mileage on your personal vehicle if you rent. High mileage means your car will need maintenance more often! Further, you may be more comfortable on long hauls if you rent a larger vehicle than you’re accustomed to for your trip. Savannah Car Rentals offers a wide selection of low mileage, late model Nissans for you to choose from, with daily rates starting at $24.99. We also offer generous discounts for students and veterans.
Pack Plenty of Snacks
Don’t forget to pack snacks! Driving can get boring, so you’ll inevitably feel hungry. Plus, avoiding hunger can help you stay focused on the road, which is essential for a safe driving trip. Packing your own snacks will help you save money because you won’t need to run into a service station at every stop to buy food.
Plan ahead to stay safe on your driving trip. This may require researching where you plan to drive and stay to ensure the area is safe and taking precautions if there are concerns. Make sure it’s a habit to lock your vehicle when you aren’t in it. And, of course, plan for any safety gear you’ll need in your car ahead of time, like car seats or important medications.
Get On the Road with SCR!
A little forethought can help you ensure your spring trip is a relaxing, enjoyable adventure, not a headache that will make you wish you were home. Visit our locations in Savannah, Hinesville, or Statesboro to get on the road to your spring adventure!