18 Oct 2023 | Edukatips

6 Mandatory Things You Need to Prepare Before Roadtrip

Holidays are the long-awaited time for healing and enjoying time with family. One way to fill your vacation time is by going on a road trip. Good preparation is very important to ensure your trip goes as expected and becomes an unforgettable moment. For this reason, let's look at the following preparation tips.

1. Determine the right destination and time

Before planning a road trip, the first step you need to take is to determine the right destination and time with your family. Make sure the distance traveled to your roadtrip destination matches the capabilities of your vehicle. Determining the right destination and time can also be useful in predicting the weather or season at your destination so that your holiday remains enjoyable.

2. Create atravel itinerary

After determining your road trip destination , the next step you need to prepare is a travel itinerary . This travel itinerary is useful so that your road trip can run calmly and remain enjoyable. Apart from that, the itinerary can also function as a checklist

needs and estimated expenses for your travel budget . Several things that need to be considered when creating a travel itinerary are the distance traveled, accommodation, local specialties, rest areas and gas stations, as well as tourist attractions. Travel distance needs to be taken into account when creating an itinerary so that if the distance is too far, you can consider staying overnight on the way to the destination.

3. Budgeting

After determining the destination and itinerary, the next step is to create a budget for the duration of the road trip . This needs to be done so that your expenses are maintained. Estimated costs

You need to take into account things like accommodation, petrol, toll fees, food, and so on. Apart from that, you also need to have reserve funds if you need them at any time during the road trip .

4. Efficient Packing

After you have a travel itinerary , you can then make a list of your equipment and luggage during the road trip . Choose clothes and necessities that suit the weather at your destination and suit the activities you will be doing. Also bring important items such as medicine, travel adapter, religious equipment in the required travel size and others. Also, don't forget to prepare entertainment during the trip, such as music or films (if possible) and snacks and enough drinking water. Finally, you also need to prepare GPS and vehicle accessories that may be needed during the trip.

5. Check Your Vehicle

Before starting a road trip, make sure your vehicle is in top condition. Check the brakes, tires, spare tire, engine fluid, lights, and all other important components. If necessary, have the vehicle serviced and ensure all routine maintenance has been carried out. If this is prepared, you can avoid the risk of breaking down in the middle of the trip and enjoy your road trip in peace.

6. Have vehicle insurance

Even though your vehicle has been checked and serviced, the risk of an accident can happen at any time and to anyone. Therefore, it would be better if you had vehicle insurance to protect you if the risk of an unwanted vehicle accident occurs.

To meet the need for vehicle insurance, BCA collaborates with BCA Insurance to provide several insurance products, one of which is Vehicle Insurance.

Currently BCA Insurance has collaborated with 489 quality workshops with workshop partners spread across 52 cities. For further information, you can contact the nearest BCA branch.