Three Simple Road Trip Guidelines

Maybe you’re the kind of person that believes when it comes to road trips, there should be no rules. Although celebrating liberty and being spontaneous is what hitting the road with friends and loved ones is all about, a few simple road trip guidelines can be extremely helpful in ensuring success.

# 1 – Choose your travel mates wisely

Nothing can ruin a road trip like disharmony among travel mates. Try to have some idea of how yours and your friends’ personalities might dovetail or clash on a trip. If you have a feeling that things could go awry because of wildly different tastes or personality flaws, reconsider your choice.

# 2 – Avoid under- and over-planning.

If you don’t create enough of a plan, you may not feel satisfied with your trip. On the other hand, if you plan too much, and don’t leave room for spontaneity, your trip may not feel exciting

# 3 – Create a budget.

When you spend too much money, you may not feel the sting when you’re on the road. But your return home is sure to be accompanied by some regret and concern. Also, don’t spend too much money too early. Then the latter half of your trip may be disappointing!

The perfect road trip is all about balance. Balance some simple planning with lots of spontaneity and you are on your way to making memories!

Spring Car Care

Winter has finally come and gone, leaving the wonderful, albeit rainy, spring season in its wake! There’s plenty to do now that things have finally warmed up, and taking care of your car is one of them. Dirt, grime, and salt can build up over winter and, if left untreated, could result in rust of paint damage. Don’t take a hit on your car’s trade-in value! Take these spring car care tips from us here at Wantagh Mazda!

Spring Car Care

  1. Wash and Wax – Whether you’re on your way home from work or parked in the driveway, the first thing your car needs is a good wash. By washing your car thoroughly, you eliminate most of the salt, dirt, and grime that built up over winter. A quick wax doesn’t hurt either!
  2. Tires – Now that winter’s over, this is the perfect time to take care of your tires. Check the tread depth and air pressure. If you added air to compensate for the colder weather, make sure your tires aren’t overinflated now that things have warmed up! If they are, let some air out.
  3. Inspection – Checking your car’s belts, hoses, and engine can likely be done at home, but if you want to be safe, have your local dealership perform a full inspection. They’ll make sure everything is in tip-top shape and ensure that you’re good to go until next year!