Published on June 5th, 2015 | by James Simpson0
A Beginner’s Guide To Planning The Best Self-Drive Trip Ever
If you have decided that for your next holiday you want to hit the road in your own set of wheels, then you are on the right page.
Self-drive vacations are amazing. There’s just something awesome about having the ability to travel at your own pace and see and do whatever takes your fancy. Self drive holidays are fabulous purely because of the freedom they give you.
Although a wonderful experience, if not planned out properly, self-drive holidays can be a lot of hassle. However, if you take note of these tips, you can make sure that your self-drive vacation is as stress-free as possible.
Go through a specialist company
Instead of hiring a car yourself and booking your own accommodation, why not go through a specialist company? By using a travel company who are experienced in self-drive tours, your trip will be much less stressful.
All you need to do is pick a company, and they will do the rest. They will arrange for your chosen choice of vehicle to be waiting for you at the airport and will also book all your accommodation for you. How awesome is that? All you need to do is remember what type of fuel your vehicle takes!
Choose a car that suits your needs
Don’t make the mistake of choosing a car just because you like how it looks, choose a vehicle that suits your needs. Think about how many people you will be travelling with, as well as how much luggage you will have.
When choosing a car, it’s also a good idea to pick a vehicle that’s similar to the size of the car you have at home.
Don’t forget to fill up
Okay, so this might sound like the most obvious advice ever, but you would be surprised at how many travellers forget this. Before travelling from one destination to another, always check how much fuel your vehicle has.
The last thing you want when in a foreign country is for your car to breakdown on the side of a strange road because you forget to fill it up. In some countries, gas stations can be hundreds of miles apart, so for long journeys always make sure to fill up.
Keep the car stocked
It might sound a little silly, but you never know what might happen. So it’s a good idea always to keep your car stocked up with plenty of bottled water and snacks. It might be unlikely that your car will breakdown, but nevertheless, it pays to be prepared.
Don’t rely on SatNav
You might be used to relying on your SatNav back home, but when you are abroad, it’s a good idea always to keep a map in the car. You never know how reliable the mobile internet will be, so having a map on hand is a must.
Always stick to properly maintained roads, and never travel off the beaten track. In many countries, your insurance will be voided if your use badly maintained roads.
By using a specialist company and being as prepared as possible, you can ensure that you have the best self-drive trip ever.