Welcome To Tuffy's Road Trip and Travel Blog

Europe may have a sophisticated rail and air travel network, but the best way to discover its hidden treasures and scenic beauty at leisure is by road. This series of blogs will explore different facets of road trips in the continent. All that is left for you to do is to ensure your vehicle and tyres are road trip ready before you set off!

The Beginners Checklist for a Road Trip

You know when you get that feeling to explore. To just grab a ride and wander off somewhere. Road trips are so much more fun when you get that urge to travel. Going unplanned into a journey though, is the last thing you want to be doing in any scenario. It’s always important to be ready for any eventuality should any need arise. Finding out that you’ve missed something crucial on your way to someplace is a terrible predicament to face. It can get you in all kinds of trouble. The only way to make sure that this never happens is to have a checklist handy, that always tell you what all you need for travel.

We’ve made a list of everything you could possibly need for a road trip in this beginners checklist for a road trip.

  1. License and registration: First and foremost is something that’s very obvious, but is also something people often take for granted. Always ensure your license is in order and that it is always with you. It is the first thing you will need for any issues along the way.
  2. Car manual: Here’s one that people usually discard or feel like they won’t be needing. If any problem ever arises with your vehicle, then your best way to tackle these issues would be by way of your car manual, which could tell you how to fix your car’s problems.
  3. First aid and tool kits: You never know what you could face on the road. There might be problems with your car that you need to fix or there could be scenarios where you could be injured. Ensure that your ride has both a first aid and tool kit always ready for any eventuality.
  4. Sleeping bags and utility: If you’re going for a long ride, it’s a great idea to keep sleeping bags and utilities like torchlights, water bottles, etc handy. In case you need to stop someplace to rest, sleeping bags help save you money and in cases where there might not be any other option, they could be lifesavers.
  5. A strong set of tyres: You get that urge to travel, you get on your car and you drive for a while only to have your tyres fail on you. This is why when you travel, you need tyres that can keep you safe through any terrain and any weather. Armstrong Tyres has summer and all-season tyres that are designed to last and give you the smoothest ride possible. Get them here.