Planning a road trip this summer? Then you want to make sure you bring all the essentials with you so that you and your family have a nice vacation. Don’t stress! Our team at Toyota of North Charlotte is here to share their favorite tips on how to pack a car for a road trip. Keep reading to find out how you can pack your vehicle effectively and safely so you can ride into memory lane hassle-free.
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Tip #1: Heavy things go on the bottom
When you’re loading up your N Charlotte Toyota, try to put all of your heavy items on the bottom. This will help make sure that your heavier items don’t smash your fragile ones while you’re in trainset. We recommend putting all of your heavy items in the cargo area of your vehicle and keeping your fragile items in a separate area of your vehicle (or at least on the top) to help ensure nothing gets broken. If you pack a car like this it’ll also help lower your vehicle’s center of gravity, making it less likely for your N Charlotte Toyota to tip over when you’re making a turn.
Tip #2: Bring a few bags
Putting all of your items in one bag seems like a good idea until you need to find something. Make your life easier by packing multiple bags separating out your necessities. We recommend that your necessity bag has everything that you’ll need to get to while you’re on the road. This bag should include things like snacks, maps, chargers, and drinks. If you’re bringing any of your pets along with you, make sure to bring a bag full of everything they’ll need as well. Also, make sure that you bring an overnight bag in case you decide to stay at a hotel on your trip. This bag should have a change of clothes and your toiletries.
Tip #3: Don’t obstruct your vision
Make sure that you don’t stack your bags too high and are unable to see what’s around you. Pack a car from the drivers point of view. Make sure that whoever is driving your N Charlotte Toyota will be able to see out of their back window and their blind spots clearly.
Toyota of North Charlotte’s tips on how to pack a car
Tip #4: Check your vehicles towing capacity
Are you going to be traveling with luggage on your roof racks or towing something behind your vehicle? If you are, make sure to stay within the weight limit that your vehicle is capable of when you pack a car. You can find this information in your N Charlotte Toyota’s owner’s manual.
Want to make sure that your vehicle is in great shape before your trip? Then bring it in to Toyota of North Charlotte and have it serviced by the pros. We can also give you more expert tips on how to pack a car! You can schedule your appointment online or on the phone by calling us at (704) 675-9199.