Few of life’s simple pleasures bring as much joy as a road trip. However, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of additional factors to consider before traveling to ensure you have a safe road trip. If you’ve got a trip coming up, here are a few simple tips to help you and your family stay safe.
Make Sure Your Car is Ready
There are few worse times for your vehicle to break down than in the middle of a pandemic. AARP’s Sarah Elizabeth Adler recommends having your ride serviced by a professional before you set out, just in case. They also suggest that you thoroughly sanitize your car’s interior, paying special attention to high-touch surfaces.
Limit Face-to-Face Interactions
In order to maintain proper social distancing, it’s important to interact with strangers as little as possible. That includes taking precautions like packing your own food so you can stay away from restaurants and paying for gas with a card rather than cash, so you don’t have to speak with a clerk.
Follow CDC Guidelines
If your road trip makes avoiding public places impossible, it’s vital to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Stay as least six feet away from anyone not in your party, always wear a mask in communal areas — even if they are outside — and use hand sanitizer after you touch anything you haven’t previously disinfected.
At West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. If your vehicle needs any maintenance before you hit the open road, don’t hesitate to set up an appointment with our service department.