25 Tips And Tricks To Become A Road Trip Ninja

Everybody loves road trips, even the really short ones. You get to go somewhere new, usually with your friends, and form crazy memories. Whether it’s North America, Europe, or Australia, there are plenty of new things to see. The key to make the most of your road trip though is to be prepared. There are so many tips and tricks you can use to maximize your enjoyment, especially when things go wrong. And believe us…things will definitely go wrong. From running out of gas to wheels getting punctured there is no end to the amount of trouble you can encounter on your road trip. Today, however, we’re going to try to turn you into road tripping masters. You’ll learn the best way to pack, navigate, repair, and overall make the most of your adventure. Not only will you have more fun but you’ll also end up being the super cool friend that has an answer in every situation. Just make sure you don’t abuse your newfound powers! We’re just kidding. Go forth and explore the world. Bring your friends, make memories, and go off the beaten path. These are 25 tips and tricks to become a road trip ninja.

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You can use a shower organizer to travel with kids by hanging it over the back of the seat

You can used a shower organizer to travel with kids by hanging it over the back of the seatSource: reddit, Image: amazon
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If you're parking somewhere unfamiliar, drop a pin on your GPS map so that you can find your way back

If you're parking somewhere unfamiliar, drop a pin on your GPS map so that you can find your way backSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
23

Have an emergency kit in your trunk filled with toilet paper, snacks, water, and a backup phone

Have an emergency kit in your trunk filled with toilet paper, snacks, water, and a backup phoneSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
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If you see a truck slow down, you should too. Truckers usually communicate about speed traps so they probably know something you don't know.

If you see a truck slow down, you should too. Truckers usually communicate about speed traps so they probably know something you don't know.Source: reddit, Image: pixabay
21

Don't keep changing lanes. Studies have shown that even in the best scenario it will only give you a minimal advantage with a significant downside (your chances of getting in an accident skyrocket)

Don't keep changing lanes. Studies have shown that even in the best scenario it will only give you a minimal advantage with a significant downside (your chances of getting in an accident skyrocket)Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
20

Inflatable beds for the pool make for great beds on a road trip (lay them on the back seat)

Inflatable beds for the pool make for great beds on a road trip (lay them on the back seat)Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
19

This may take slightly more mechanical skills, but to avoid getting conned by a mechanic, ask them about a part of the car you know is not in need of repair. This will tell you how legit they are.

This may take slightly more mechanical skills, but to avoid getting conned by a mechanic, ask them about a part of the car you know is not in need of repair. This will tell you how legit they are.Source: reddit, Image: pixabay
18

To cool down a car without A/C, open the driver and passenger windows but leave the back windows shut. This will make the breeze a lot stronger

To cool down a car with A/C open the driver and passenger windows but leave the back windows shut. This will make the breeze a lot strongerSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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If you ever get motion sickness, you can tilt your head to the side to help it go away

If you ever get motion sickness, you can tilt your head to the side to help it go awaySource: reddit, Image: Mike Weston via Flickr
16

Scratches on your car can sometimes be fixed with clear nail polish

Scratches on your car can many times be fixed with clear nail polishSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
15

An open box of dryer sheets in your car is longer lasting, cheaper, and more effective than cheap air fresheners

An open box of dryer sheets in your car is longer lasting, cheaper, and more effective than cheap air freshenersSource: reddit, Image: trenttsd via Flickr
14

In case you're driving an unfamiliar car, the arrow next to the gas pump (on the speedometer) shows you which side the gas tank is on

In case you're driving an unfamiliar car, the arrow next to the gas pump (on the speedometer) shows you which side the gas tank is onSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
13

To cool down a hot car quickly, roll down one window, walk to the other side of the car, and open/close the door several times

To cool down a hot car quickly, roll down one window, walk to the other side of the car, and open/close the door several timesSource: reddit, Image: Bill Abbott via Flickr
12

When you fill your tank, hold the trigger halfway. You will get less air and more gas in the tank.

When you fill your tank, hold the trigger halfway. You will get less air and more gas in the tank.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
11

If you ever get stuck in traffic, once again watch the trucks. They communicate with each other so they know which lanes are closed.

If you ever get stuck in traffic, once again watch the trucks. They communicate with each other so they know which lanes are closed.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
10

Many gas stations offer free air for your tires. This is always a good thing to do because having inflated tires increases gas mileage.

Many gas stations offer free air for your tires. This is always a good thing to do because having inflated tires increases gas mileage.Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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Whenever you rent a car, take pictures and video before using it so you don't get blamed for dents or scratches you didn't commit

Whenever you rent a car, take pictures and video before using it so you don't get blamed for dents or scratches you didn't commitSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
8

To prevent your windows from fogging up, cut a potato in half, rub down the inside of your windows, and then leave them to dry

To prevent your windows from fogging up, cut a potato in half, rub down the inside of your windows, and then leave them to drySource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
7

If you can't get a sticker off of your window, soak some newspaper in warm water and place it over the sticker for 10 minutes

If you can't get a sticker off of your window, soak some newspaper in warm water and place it over the sticker for 10 minutesSource: reddit, Image: bestandworstever.blogspot.com
6

An exit sign is positioned on the same side of the road as the exit

An exit sign is positioned on the same side of the road as the exitSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
5

If you can see your own car in your mirror, the mirror is in a potentially dangerous position. To avoid having blind spots it's better not to have any part of your own car visible

If you can see your own car in your mirror, the mirror is in a potentially dangerous position. To avoid having blind spots it's better not to have any part of your own car visibleSource: reddit, Image: Ken Lund via Flickr
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On hot days, turn your steering wheel around 180 degrees whenever you park so that the top isn't hot when you come back

On hot days, turn your steering wheel around 180 degrees whenever you park so that the top isn't hot when you come backSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
3

If you hold your car remote under your chin, it's range increases slightly. This might sound unbelievable but its true. Your head acts as a sort of "antenna extension" thanks to your skull and various fluids.

If you hold your car remote under your chin, it's range increases slightly. This might sound unbelievable but its true. Your head acts as a sort of "antenna extension" thanks to your skull and various fluids.Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/technology/personaltech/19basics.html?_r=2, Image: wikipedia
2

Drivers under 25 can have their surcharge waived if they are members of the USAA (registration is free)

Drivers under 25 can have their surcharge waived if they are members of the USAA (registration is free)Source: reddit, Image: pixabay
1

You can use the floormats in your car for traction if you get stuck in the snow or mud

You can use the floormats in your car for traction if you get stuck in the snow or mudSource: reddit, Image: torange.us


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