29 November 2019 · Motoring Tips & Advice

Focus on Safety and Comfort for Your Road Trip this School Holidays | Phil Gilbert Toyota

Focus on Safety and Comfort for Your Road Trip these School Holidays

Packing the family into the car for a road trip will be one of the best memories of your life. It’s important to focus on staying safe on the roads and keeping everyone comfortable on long journeys. In this article, the team at Phil Gilbert Toyota is discussing key safety features in Toyota vehicles and giving you a guide to driving safely over the school holidays.

Toyota Focuses on Your Safety

Toyota is renowned for manufacturing safe vehicles with the latest features and advancements in technology. When you’re driving with your family, you want to feel comfortable in the knowledge that you will get to your destination safely. Features like Vehicle Stability Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert and many more will ensure you are protected against accidents during the busy season.

Our Best Safety Tips during the School Holidays

The first thing you need to do is inspect the condition of your car before going anywhere. Check your tyre pressure, tread levels, oil levels, wiper blades and fluid levels to prevent any problems once you’re on the road. We always recommend bringing your car in for maintenance and a Toyota Genuine Service before heading off on your adventures.

Below is our guide to driving safely and comfortably during the school holidays.

Make Sure You Rest

Driving tired can be extremely dangerous so make sure you give yourself enough time between driving stints to properly recuperate. Too many avoidable accidents happen due to tired drivers and their slowed-down reaction times. Make sure you take plenty of breaks to stop and stretch your legs, play games with the family while you’re driving to keep your mind alert, and sleep whenever your body asks for it.

Have Your GPS Mapped and Ready to Go

The quickest way to ruin a road trip is to get lost. Make sure you know where you’re going, and have it mapped into your GPS system. Modern Toyota vehicles come equipped with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to offer completely hands-free navigation and entertainment control. This is the safest and most reliable way to ensure you don’t end up in an unsafe area or stuck in the middle of nowhere.

Our pro tip is to take screenshots or print outs of your directions just in case your phone or GPS battery dies or if you end up in an area without any signal.

Stock Up on Supplies

Make sure you don’t run out of food, fuel or water on your journey. A car full of hungry people is a car you don’t want to spend too long in. Grab a spare fuel can in your car if you plan on heading into the great unknown. Another tip is to pack plenty of games and entertainment for the kids in the back so that they don’t drive you crazy out of boredom.

Book a Service with Phil Gilbert Toyota

Keep your Toyota vehicle running safely and comfortably by bringing it to your local Toyota car dealer, Phil Gilbert Toyota. You can book a Toyota Genuine Service online or by calling (02) 9735 8400.