What should I do to prepare for a road trip?
December 26, 2012 3:28 PM Subscribe
What should I do to prepare for driving from SF to NY this January?
The last time I took a road trip was in college 8 years ago. I am now preparing to drive with a friend from SF to NY, as I get ready to start a new job.
I drive a 2005 Honda Civic with 85K miles. No problems to speak of. Should I spring for a tune-up before hitting the road? Our route will be mainly through the south (SF->Vegas->Grand Canyon->Oklahoma (i.e. BBQ)->St. Louis-Columbus->New York), but are snow chains something I should worry about? I've been told as long as we are on interstates we should be fine.
I have AAA, and I'll have cell phone and friend with me. Anything else I should think to bring with me? Any general advice for doing a cross country drive? Particularly resources for what roads are looking like each day? Would like to know before I drive into a blizzard/black ice.