Planning a road trip to reach a new assignment as a travel nurse means you will spend hours behind the wheel of your car. Although a road trip is exciting and fun, you also want to make sure you check on your vehicle before you start the trip.
Check the Fluids
The fluids in your vehicle are a key part of your trip. You want to check the oil, coolant and other fluids before you start driving. Do not assume that you have enough fluids or that you do not need to change the fluids until you look under your hood.
Check Your Tires
The tires are essential for any road trip. Take a look at your tires before the trip and check that it has enough tread for the long drive. If you have any concerns, then change the tires. You also want to double-check that you have a spare tire in case you hit anything on the road that causes a flat tire.
Change the Wipers
Windshield wipers are a key part of driving. In ideal conditions, you will not hit any major storms during your drive. Unfortunately, you can end up driving through rainy or snowy weather conditions. By changing the wipers before the trip, you will keep your windshield clean during a storm.
Get Proper Maintenance
Maintenance is part of any road trip. Get your car checked by the right professionals and have your tires rotated before the trip. Get proper maintenance completed to ensure that your car will handle the road without a hitch.
A travel nurse spends time out on the road, so a vehicle is an important part of your career. When you plan to drive to your next job, you should check your vehicle before the trip to avoid problems.