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Taking a Roadtrip This Summer?
2016-06-01

Depending on how far you’re going, you may or may not find some of these items necessary. Our Summer Roadtrip Checklist gives you some things to think about.

  • Driving a camper? Remember that Integra Tire & Auto Centre North Vancouver can service campers and RVs with up to 16 foot wheel bases, and we have high ceilings for height clearance.
  • GPS; preferably one you can speak to without touching and that has a built-in Bluetooth (in cases where you must talk while driving).
  • A REAL Map (for backup). I’ve heard stories of GPS’ sending people to farms in the middle of no where, 50 miles in the wrong direction!
  • Phone Charger & Phone – an extra phone and/or battery never hurt.– Proof of Insurance and RoadSide Assistance / BCAA Membership. Do you have OnStar? BCAA? ICBC Road Side assistance? Do you know what your membership number is and/or where your member card is?
  • Wheel Rotation / Alignment – Check it before you go. Most roads are crowned (higher in the centre to allow rain water to drain; this wears on tires, even if you drive nicely and don’t hit curbs. It is worth checking it once per year or so).
  • Drinking Water and Non-Perishable Food – water bottles are good. You can live without food for a while, but you can’t live without water for very long.
  • Flashlight (just in case) with fresh batteries – check and make sure it works.
  • First Aid Kit – better to be prepared.
  • Sunglasses, SunScreen, Hats.
  • Games, Toys, MP3, iPOD, Music – for the Kids.
  • Flares, Jumper Cables, Jack, Spare Tires, Fire Extinguisher.
  • And last but not least a Car Checkup with Oil & Filter Change *VERY IMPORTANT!* It’s hard to have a fun road trip without a car that works! This is where we can help!
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