Thursday, May 26, 2011

Make Your Memorial Day Weekend Memorable With These Auto Tips

There’s no doubt Americans are gearing up to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.  A recent survey shows most people will travel within 50 miles of their home.  Before you hit the road, make sure you have completed your pre-planning checklist, of which your auto should be at the top of the list.

Here are some helpful tips to keep you safe and your trip memorable, whether you are heading for the beach, campground, or a holiday day trip:

Top Pick - Obey all speed limits
  • Coast to a stop
  • Check your tire pressure
  • Consider driving with your lights on during the day (Don’t forget to turn them off)
  • Check your spare tire
  • Put a jug of water in the trunk
  • Have an emergency vehicle kit ready in your trunk
  • Check all fluid levels
  • Don’t ride your brakes
  • Put your cell phone away, so you won’t be tempted to get distracted

There are a lot of great Apps that will make your trip safer and more enjoyable, just make sure you aren’t using them while you are driving. Here is a list of some of the more useful Apps:

Top Pick - GPSed
  • SimulTravel GPS
  • Road Trip ($4.99)
  • Where To? ($2.99)
  • Trapster
  • The Weather Channel
  • Cheap Gas!
  • Park Shark
  • Sit or Squat
  • Wifi Track
  • RepairPal
  • MapsBuddy
  • Urbanspoon
  • Iexit
  • Wikihood
  • Local Eats
  • Yelp
  • I Spy
  • 20 Questions
  • License Plates
  • Name That Tune
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