5 Quick Tips for Extra-Long Trips

Love road trips? This post is for you.

Before you venture out on any road trip, planning is the utmost thing to make your journey easier. Apart from planning for your destination and other nitty gritty, there is one more thing that has to be taken care for super long road trips. That is a fragrance that lasts longer for a nice smelling car. With a great smelling car, you can breathe fresh air and relax on the road ahead while keeping your mind active.

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For a long journey, it is not a luxury to have a fresh car but something that is essential for a happy trip. We’ve shared few quick tips that concoct you for an extra long road trip:

Schedule a checkup

Take your car for a basic maintenance checkup before you set out on your journey. This will ensure that your car battery is tested, wiper blades and fluid levels are checked and oil changed. A regular tune-up will keep your vehicle in top shape and make it safer and more reliable for a long journey. Let your service station also check the car’s brake pads as well.

 

5 Quick Tips for Extra-Long Trips

Freshen Up With a Car Freshener

Try on the Godrej Aer Twist for a sweet smelling and enjoyable journey. Place the Godrej Aer Twist on the dashboard and enjoy up to sixty days of enriching fragrance after you turn it on. The clever gel technology makes it spill-proof and fits well in the cup-holder. Godrej Aer Twist looks great on the dashboard and is easy to refill. You can choose from six flavours which include the Rich Irish Cocktail, Bright Tangy Delight, Cool Surf Blue, Petal Crush Pink, Fresh Lush Green and Musk After Smoke. Let these enriching fragrances provide you with a long lasting freshness that will add to the comfort of your journey.

 

Replace Air Filters:

There may be trapped particles and dust in the air filters which emit damp odors in the car. Unless these air filters are cleaned or replaced, the air that is circulated would have a foul smell from bacteria and other particles. This is important as you simply cannot spray perfumes to get rid of the damp smell. By replacing them, you can breathe easy and circulate fresh air.

Pack Smart

Make sure that you are not adding too much weight in the car that is above the vehicle’s load capacity. You can check the total weight that is permitted on the sticker attached to the door placard on the driver’s side. When you travel with more than the recommended weight there is a drop in the fuel economy of the vehicle. The roof-top cargo should not be heavy as it can make it difficult to manoeuvre the vehicle, especially in an emergency situation. If the roof rack is not in use, then you should remove it to improve your fuel efficiency.

 

Plan your car entertainment:

A long drive can be taxing if you have not planned in advance for some car entertainment. Add your favorite tunes and be the car DJ and carry along some audio books. Co-passengers can enjoy a few hours of sleep and carry their pillows or blankets for a good snooze. A box of sandwiches and a flask of coffee can come in handy especially when you are miles away from a restaurant. Carry a notebook to pen down some interesting information on your way, doodle or play games.

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Track your journey with your GPS to ensure that you are on right route. Most importantly, you should travel safe and ensure that you follow traffic rules and regulations. These five tips will ensure that you enjoy long lasting freshness that is essential for an enjoyable journey.

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Frédéric Paulussen
    April 28, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Such great tips! I had never thought about the smell one. Interesting take on it, especially since smell and memory are connected. Now I feel like roadtripping!

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    Megan Rose
    April 29, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Thanks for the tips! At first, I thought this post was going to be more focused on the packing type of prep, but you are so right. It is very important to consider things like making sure the maintenance of the vehicle is in good standing!

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    Sonam
    April 29, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Wow this is so informative. Thanks so much for sharing. Planning a road trip soon will keep this in mind.

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    Mackinaw Road
    April 29, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Great ideas! Sometimes I wonder where we would be without GPS- literally! 😉

  • Reply
    Kellyn
    April 30, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Thanks for sharing. Sometimes we forget things when we take long trips. I usually make a list and check it twice! LOL! My phone charger and passport/ID are the most important.

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    Kristof
    April 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Useful tips, thanks! I like the idea of an air freshener! It might sound so obvious but I never really added on when on a road trip. Will certainly use one next time!

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    Wanderlust Vegans
    May 2, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Great article. We are in the beginning stages of planning a road trip. We werent sure if we were going or not as we didn’t have a car. Now we have one! Whoo. First things first a tune up.

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    Suruchi
    May 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    We are big fan of road trips so we always try to keep our car fully equiped as well as maintained. I tried using air wick car freshener for our car but they were too strong and spilling. I will surely check the Godrej one too. Thanks for sharing this.

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    Suruchi
    May 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    We are big fan of road trips so we always try to keep our car fully equiped as well as maintained. I tried using air wick car fresheneronce ofor our car but they were too strong and spilling. I will surely check the Godrej one too. Thanks for sharing this.

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    woody world packer
    May 11, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Great tips and ideas! we love long road trips and we make sure we are always well prepared. Especially as we travel with our 2 year old!

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    Ekansh
    July 25, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Nice post and a Great blog, I really appreciate your efforts and i will be waiting for your further write ups. Keep posting such kind of information on your blog. I bookmarked it for continuous visit. Thanks for sharing this.

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