- Have you checked your oil, water, brake fluid, and other fluid levels? Top them off, as needed.
- A clean windshield and properly adjusted rearview mirrors are important for good visibility.
- Make sure that all your lights and turn signals are working properly.
- Check your tires carefully for tread wear or damage, and assure they are filled with the correct air pressure. Make sure your spare tire is road worthy.
- Make sure you have safety devices like flares and/or reflective triangles to use in case you need them.
- You may want to check with the National Weather Service for weather conditions on your planned routes.
- Start your trip well-rested and alert. If you get tired along the way, take a break from driving.