You’ve booked the hotel room, you’ve planned a route, you’ve bought tickets to your favorite attractions – are you ready to get going? You’ve planned an epic road trip that your whole family is going to love, and the time to get on the road is finally here! You’ve got the suitcases packed and the kids are ready to get buckled up, but first you have to load up the car. There is strategy to packing your Clermont Toyota that will make your trip easier, more convenient, and safer!
Tips on how to pack your Clermont Toyota
Whether you have a truck bed or a small trunk space, you should still plan on how you’re going to pack your Clermont Toyota for your road trip. You don’t want something to break or to not be able to reach something crucial. If you want to pack your Clermont Toyota like a pro, use our tips!
- Put the heaviest items on the bottom. Keep heavy suitcases and objects at the bottom of your cargo area. This prevents items from being broken or damaged when heavy items are stacked on top.
- Keep your rear view clear. When you’re stacking up items in your cargo area, make sure that you don’t block your view out of the rear windshield. Double check that you’ll still have full visibility when looking in your rear view mirror.
- Pack an overnight bag. Are you making a stop on your trip? Pack a bag and keep it easily accessible. This bag should have items like toiletries, pajamas, a change of clothes, and any important items you may need overnight.
- Place lighter items on the roof racks. If you’re using your roof racks as additional cargo space, make sure you safely tie down in items you place on top of your Clermont Toyota. You should also not put anything too heavy on top, as this makes your vehicle more top-heavy and increase your chance of a roll over.
Don’t forget to pack items to keep you and your passengers entertained and happy! You should plan and pack items for yourself and them including:
- Snacks (keep food in a small cooler that’s easily accessible)
- Bottled water
- Phone charger
- Toys, coloring books, portable gaming systems, etc.
- Tissues, wipes, clean diapers
- Important medications
While you’re behind the wheel, you should always have your wallet, driver’s license, proof of car insurance, and car registration on hand in case you are pulled over on the road.
It’s important that you don’t pack over the maximum payload capacity that the owner’s manual of your car indicates. For example, if you over pack a Clermont Toyota SUV, you could increase your chances of a rollover. Rollovers happen more frequently in SUVs because they have a higher center of gravity. A heavily weighed down SUV is more likely to roll over.
For more tips on how to safely and strategically pack your car for a road trip, visit us at 16851 State Road 50. We’re between the Florida Turnpike and Highway 27!