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Top Seven Tips for Summer Road Trips

Check out CAA Travel’s top tips to ensure perfect road trips this summer!

Planning to hit the road this summer? Whether you’re heading to the cottage or the big city, check out CAA Travel’s top tips to ensure that your trip goes off without a hitch.

  1. Think Safety First
    Never leave home without a First Aid Kit. It doesn’t have to be large, in fact many drug-stores (and CAA Travel stores) carry kits that are small enough to fit in your glove compartment. Make sure yours contains at a minimum, disinfectant, gauze, and bandages in different sizes.

  2. Get it in Paper
    If you’re like most travellers, you’ve come to rely on your smartphone to keep you in-the-know, wherever you go. But if you plan to travel far, remember that many stretches of highway have spotty or no connectivity. Take a printed map or road atlas with you as a backup to your GPS or Google Maps, or click here to get a CAA TripTik free with your CAA Membership card.

  3. Book a Hotel
    If you’re renting accommodations, consider a tried-and-true hotel brand you know and trust. Because there is nothing worse after a long day’s journey then rolling up to sub-par accommodations. Stay in comfort and style at a Best Western and save up to 15% on standard rates, just by showing your CAA card!

  4. Get Road Worthy
    Make sure your car is ready to hit the road. Have it serviced by a licensed technician, and if you need of replacements parts for your vehicle, visit your nearest NAPA Auto Parts. CAA Members always save 10% on the retail price.

  5. Fill'er Up
    Make sure your gas tank is on “F” and head to a Petro-Canada near you. Register your CAA Membership with your Petro-Points number and earn 20% more Petro-Points. Points can then be redeemed for instant rewards, gifts, and other offers; or, convert them into CAA Dollars®!

  6. Get Tech Savvy
    Don’t forget the electronics – and that includes all your chargers. You might want to bring your laptop if you’ve got work to do or children to entertain. And don’t forget a quality camera that beats the one on your cell phone, to capture all the special road-trip moments. Stock up on the latest in tech at CAA partner The Source, where CAA Members save up to 20% on the lowest marked price in-store and online.

  7. Upgrade Your Membership
    Ensure your CAA Membership will go the distance with you! If you plan on travelling far, consider an upgrade to your existing plan. Upgrade to a Plus or Premier plan today by calling 1-844-252-3648 today!

Visit your local CAA Travel store or call 1-800-267-8713 to speak with a CAA Travel consultant today!


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