5 Tips that Make Summer Roadtrips a Snap

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02_SCB_97223_Q1Tires2016_PH2b_FB_1200x628.jpg (1)Planning on a road trip this summer? There are so many places to go… the mountains, the beach, the desert! Do you have to choose just one?

Where ever you go you want to keep it fun AND safe so I have 5 quick tips for you that will make that road trip such a success you’ll be taking another soon.

1. Check if it’s time for new tires. You don’t want to risk having tire problems on you trip simply because you needed new ones. Because that is no fun.

At Sam’s Club you can get the best tire brands AND the best “all-in” prices (guaranteed*).

Here’s the Hot Deals on Wheels  right now:

  • Get $70 off on any set of 4 new Michelin passenger or light truck tires (ends July 3, 2016)
  • Save $60 off – Save big on any set of four Goodyear® car, minivan or light truck tires (Savings reflected when you pay in club)
  • $60 off – Save big on select sets of four Pirelli passenger or light truck tires (Savings reflected when you pay in club)

You can choose from these tire brands: Michelin, Goodyear, BF Goodrich and Pirelli. As well as choose Sam’s Club Tire Installation Package with each tire purchase for $15/tire, $25/dually tire.

The Sam’s Club Tire Installation Package (You will find the complete terms and conditions of all Sam’s Club warranties and services can be obtained at any Sam’s Club Tire and Battery Center location) is a great deal because it provides purchasing members with the following benefits and services for as long as you are an active member of Sam’s Club:

  • Tire Mounting
  • Tire Lifetime Balancing
  • Tire Lifetime Rotation
  • A Value Stem
  • No Charge Tire Lifetime Flat Repair
  • 24-hour Emergency Roadside Service

Details on Sam’s Club Dare to Compare offer:

Bring a valid “all-in” quote from a tire sales and installation retailer to your Sam’s Club Tire and Battery Center service counter. The quote must be printed on dealer/retailer letterhead and dated within the past 7 business days.

The tire must be the same brand, same line, same load index and speed rating (service description) as the tire intended for purchase at Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club carries some club-specific tire lines – in these cases, Sam’s Club will #DareToCompare the club-specific tire line to the equivalent general-market tire line. Sam’s Club considers the following tire lines to be equivalent and will price match accordingly:

  • Club-Specific Tire Model
  • General-Market Tire Model
  • BFGoodrich Touring T/A
  • BFGoodrich Advantage T/A
  • Michelin Defender XT
  • Michelin Defender
  • Michelin X Radial LT2
  • Michelin LTX M/S2

2. Pack an emergency kit. Most likely you won’t need it… but what if you do? According to Ready.gov, here is what you should pack:

  • Jumper cables: might want to include flares or reflective triangle
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Food: You are going to pack this for the trip anyway but make sure to include more than junk. Nuts and protein filled energy bars at a great choice for the trip and for an emergency
  • You can see the rest of the items here.

3. Get a tune up. In addition to checking your tires make sure to pull into your favorite service station to ensure your vehicle is in tip-top shape.

4. Get a full night’s sleep. The night before your trip don’t stay up late packing and make sure the kids get to bed at a decent hour, too. As the driver you will be more rested and alert… and maybe, just maybe the kids will be less cranky and not fighting in the back seat (well, we can hope!)

5. Tell a friend or family member where you are going. Make sure someone outside of your immediate family (who is going on the trip) knows the full details. This way if something were to happen someone would know your were missing.

6. Bring a Charged Cell Phone (and charger) AND a map. Cell phones are a life saver… but they can die or not get a signal. Have a map of your route ready… just in case.

Road trips can be a great family bonding experience… and even better when safety is #1.

What is your dream road trip or favorite road trip memory? Please share in the comments.

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  1. says

    Road trips can be a blast, but they can also be stressful. I really liked your tip about tires and making sure they’re in good condition. I’ve had tire problems on a road trip before and they really are no fun. If you need new tires, it’s better to know before you leave rather than while you’re out there. Thanks for sharing!

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