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Driving long distances can be dangerous if you don't do it correctly. To make sure that you will be able to endure the feat safely, follow the tips in this post by Marland Enterprises in Cazenovia.

Be it because of a job, because you want to go on a road trip, or simply because you enjoy it, there will be times in which you will have to drive long distances. As you can imagine, sitting behind the wheel for long hours can be challenging: you can get tired, stressed, hungry, or other. Still, there are tips you can follow to make those long distance drives as easy, safe, and smooth as possible. To learn what these are, continue reading the post below.

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How to Drive Long Distances

Prepare to Hit the Road Effectively

The first thing you have to do is prepare for your time on the road. Planning and making sure everything is ready will help you have the best drive possible. For example, you should be mindful of:
  • Keep your body and mind ready for the road. To that end, eat and sleep well in anticipation for your long drive. Especially during the night before your drive, sleep enough to ensure you'll keep your focus on the road.
  • It's important that you do a good job at planning your drive. Know which route you'll take, so you can have a clear direction of where you'll go and how long it will take you to get there. This will help you prepare mentally and physically.
  • Of course, you should take a look at the weather forecast before you hit the road. The driving conditions can change dramatically if the weather is bad, so check it to know what you'll be up against.
  • Needless to say, you need to take your luggage with you. However, you should also pack necessities for the road: snacks, water, music you enjoy, your medicine, and more, should be by your side when you're driving.
  • Another way to prepare is to care for your outfit. Since you'll be in a vehicle for a long time, dress comfortably to ensure you'll be able to endure the long drive ahead.
  • As a last preparedness tip, make sure to leave with plenty of time. This will prevent you feeling stressed and annoyed while you're driving.

Maintain Your Vehicle Well

Part of the preparing process is to make sure that your vehicle will be able to withstand the road effectively and will get you to your destination safely and smoothly. For that reason, on the days before your big drive, you should take it to a professional mechanic. Tell them of your plans of driving a long time, so they can know what you'll be putting the vehicle through. They will be able to evaluate the vehicle expertly and provide the fine-tuning necessary so the vehicle can get you to your destination without much hassle.

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Keep Your Full Attention on the Road

Let's get something straight: driving can be very boring, as most of the time, you may not face any real challenges. If all goes smoothly, you'll spend long hours staring out your windshield onto a completely blank road ahead. This can become even more true if you already know the road by heart. Still, it's imperative that you keep your full attention on the road at all times. At the blink of an eye, the conditions in front of you can change dramatically, and you need to be on alert to react to them in an appropriate manner to avoid a disastrous situation. Aside from always driving gently and following the traffic signs, you need to avoid distractions. Don't look at your phone, don't get distracted tuning the radio station, and more.

Stop When Needed

A last but very valuable tip is to make sure that you stop whenever you feel like you need it. Again, driving for a long time can be boring and exhausting. This can make you feel drowsy and distracted. If you're feeling tired, your best bet is to stop. Search for a safe place, and go for a walk, or take a nap, so you can wake yourself up. Whatever you do, don't rely on sugary or caffeinated drinks to keep you up, as their effect many not be as long lasting and effective as you'd hope. Take a break and rest, instead. It's better to be a couple of hours late, than it is not to get there at all.

Make your long drives a lot safer and smoother with AMSOIL's full line of high quality maintenance products. Call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645, or browse AMSOIL's online shop to place an order for the most effective synthetic oil in Cazenovia.


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