Spring is almost here and it’s time for a Spring Break Road Trip! But hopping into your car, without preparation, for a long road trip is not smart and Tolbert Beadle LLC, Missouri’s leading car accident attorneys, have some suggestions to make your spring road trip safe and enjoyable.
Take a moment to check and make sure that your auto insurance and vehicle registration are up to date. No one likes to be caught with invalid insurance or an expired registration. Make sure that these documents are in an easily accessible place, should you need them. And if your state requires an annual inspection, make sure that yours is current.
GPS or Maps
Once you’ve determined your spring break destination, make sure your GPS or map collection is updated. No one likes to be lost on vacation, and, with GPS, you can check for construction along the way and plan an alternative route to avoid the construction. Of course, you can always use your handy smartphone, but make sure you have a way to charge it.
Roadside assistance may not seem necessary but generally, one usage of towing or other service covers the annual fee. If you are traveling a long way, consider purchasing roadside assistance from an auto club or insurance company, “ just in case.” It will give you peace of mind, knowing you have it, if you need it.
One to two weeks before your trip, you should take your vehicle to your trusted mechanic for a thorough check. Let your mechanic how far you will be traveling. Things like an oil, fluid levels, condition of the tires, lights, and brakes should all be in good working order. If anything is not in good condition, it should be repaired or replaced before your road trip.
On Your Trip
Unfortunately, sometimes accidents do happen and should you find yourself in a vehicle accident while on vacation, a reputable car accident attorney can evaluate your situation and offer you expert advice on how to proceed.
Choose Tolbert Beadle LLC as Your Car Accident Attorney
As Missouri’s leading car accident attorney, Tolbert Beadle LLC has three convenient locations in Springfield, Jefferson City, and Columbia, MO. Should you need the services of an expert car accident attorney, contact Tolbert Beadle LLC at one of our three locations or visit our website at www.tolbertbeadle.com. Enlist the help of Missouri’s leading personal injury and car accident attorney today.