If you and your family are ready to pack your bags for a much-needed vacation, but not quite ready to take to the skies, don’t fret. In fact, 2021 has been dubbed “The Year of The Road Trip” as many Americans head for the highways instead of the airport.
Use these helpful road trip tips to make amazing memories, keep everyone safe, and stay connected to your home and car all in one app while you’re on the road.
Tip #1: Stay Ahead of the Curve
Before you leave for destinations unknown, ensure your ride is ready to get you there. Take your car in for a tune up at least a few days before heading out to check your fluids, tire pressure, and treads.
Tip #2: Map Out Your Route
Plan out your route and get an idea of where you can stop for gas, snacks, or rest breaks. A good rule of thumb is to stop every two hours (or 100 miles).
Tip #3: Enjoy the Moment Without Having to Write Everything Down
Don't worry about keeping a road trip diary to keep track of all the places you’ve discovered along the way. With Alarm.com Connected Car, you can view recent trip information, which highlights the routes you’ve taken during your trip.
Tip #4: Park Your Car with Assurance
Only park your car in safe, well-lit areas. If you plan on leaving your car for any amount of time, Alarm.com Connected Car can alert you to unexpected movement (like your car being towed), while you’re out and about.
It also tracks your vehicle location, so you don’t have to spend any time trying to remember where you parked.
Tip #5: Stay Connected and Drive Confidently
Stay ahead of maintenance issues by integrating Connected Car with the Alarm.com app with to get diagnostic alerts for maintenance issues sent directly to your phone, so you don’t end up on the side of the road waiting for help.
Make this summer’s family road trip one you’ll never forget. And, if you're an Alarm.com subscriber, ask your service provider about Connected Car today. Don't have Alarm.com yet? Click below.