All across the country, people are loading up their cars and taking to the open road. But as anyone who’s driven for longer than two hours knows, road trips can get real old, real fast. You can make the trip more pleasant with the right gear. We have the tips and tricks to get you through the longest journeys.
The kids won’t go far without their electronic devices, but in this case that works to your advantage. Nothing keeps the kids and teens entertained on a road trip better than their tablets and smartphones. To make sure this free entertainment doesn’t end before the trip, buy a Tri-USB Port Car Charger to keep everyone’s devices powered up.
There’s an App for That
Be sure to load up on our picks for the best road trip apps onto your Sony Xperia Ultra 16GB Smartphone from Buydig.com. Whether you’re out of gas or looking for something to see along the way, there’s an app to help. If you’re looking for gas, open up Gas Buddy to compare gas prices. Use Sit or Squat to help you find clean public bathrooms when you’re on the road. Don’t want to miss any sightseeing gems on your trip? Enter your starting point and your destination and the Roadtrippers app will find you interesting places to stop in between.
Help Finding Your Way
Drive with confidence. Even when you’re out of cell phone range with the Garmin nuvi Advanced GPS Navigation System from Buydig.com. Garmin’s nuvi Advanced Series automotive navigators do not rely on cellular signals. They feature maps of North America with lifetime updates, traffic alerts, and Spoken Garmin Real Directions guide.
Avoiding the Blue Light Special
If you don’t like seeing those bright blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror, or paying higher insurance premiums, you need to invest in the Beltronics RX65 Red Professional Series Radar/Laser Detector. Just because you were looking at the road and not the speedometer for the split second you passed the officer and your speed crept up a couple of miles over the limit may not cause a real danger, but in many states it’s enough to warrant a speeding ticket. With extreme sensitivity to all Radar and Laser bands with over 10 times the range of other imported detectors, this detector will get your attention allowing you sufficient time to check your speed before the trooper does.While driving in the car is rarely the best part of your trip, it doesn’t have to be the worst either. Use these tips to make this time with your family or friends less stressful and more enjoyable.