There are more than 46,000 miles of interstate in the United States and more than 38,000 more interstate miles in Canada. Add the thousands of more highway miles meandering throughout Mexico and there is plenty of road to travel to see every corner of the majesty that is North America. So, what are you waiting for?
The first must for a successful road trip to see any part of North America by car is to make sure your car is in optimal working condition. Although interstates generally have ample access to gas stations and other businesses that would help if you find yourself stranded on the side of the road, the continent’s highway systems also bring you to quiet corners of the countryside where help might not be a stone’s throw away.
Do yourself a favor and head over to Cars.com for great tips, tricks and pointers on how to make your car road trip read for exploring North America by car. All in one convenient place, you can learn about adequate tire pressure that can positively impact fuel consumption and prevent blowouts. Remember other important maintenance checks for your car like having the brakes looked over, the engine inspected and a fresh oil change. You can also access a checklist of things to include in your car in case of emergencies like non perishable food items, flares, flashlights and more. Making sure your vehicle is in great shape before hitting the open road will go a long way to make a good trip great.
If you do find yourself with roadside troubles on your adventure, maybe try giving your insurance company a call. Many insurance companies now offer roadside assistance with your coverage which could help you out of a pinch. You might also consider buying a AAA membership which provides the same emergency roadside assistance services to members in trouble.