Today marks the first official day of summer! School is out and summer has arrived, so get ready to break out the swimsuits, sunscreen, and summer road trips! If you're one of the 100 million Americans that take summer vacations, find out how you can take steps to prepare for a safe family vacation!
When is the last time you checked you vehicle for recalls? It is best to head to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website to see if your vehicle has any recent recalls before hitting the road! Traveling with little ones? Double check that their carseats are secure, the NHTSA offers great tips to make sure the carseat is properly installed.
Keep your Home Secure
Technology is getting smarter and so our burglars! Did you know you can hold your mail through USPS when you're traveling? A full mailbox can attract intruders. Hold your mail delivery or ask a trustworthy neighbor to check the mail for you!
Heading out on an extra long vacay? Hire a landscaper! Make it appear that someone is keeping up with yard work while you're away. Overgrown lawns and gardens is a sign to intruders that no one is home.
Time your interior and exterior lights! Instead of leaving a few lights on, put your lights on timers. It will appear much more natural and save you money.
Don't Pack Lightly
Minimalism may be in, but being unprepared is not. Do you keep a first-aid kit handy? What about jumper cables? Back-up phone chargers? Whether you're traveling 25 miles or 500, it is important to overly prepare. Make sure to add these items as essentials to your summer travel plans.
We hope everyone has a safe and adventurous summer! Where will you be traveling to?