Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Road Trip

Planning on a road trip?

I've been driving for three years now. My dad has always said that the key to a car's life is through proper maintenance. My first car was a hand-me-down from my grandfather and yes, it was an old car. It was a Mitsubishi Lancer 1977 model. My classmates termed it as "old school" or vintage. And because it is vintage, I frequent my visit to the auto shop to have it checked or repaired. Unlike other newer cars now, my car did not have a check engine light so I had to be more perceptive with any unusual sound or changes in its usual running.

If I had a Ford F-150, I would bring it on a road trip. It is one of the most versatile vehicles which you can use both for city driving and boondocks exploring. Plus you can bring both passengers and cargo. It would be perfect for a road trip to Mati. If I had that car, I would bring my family back to Dahican to enjoy the beach and go home with coconuts stacked at the back of the truck.

I am planning to go on a road trip but this time, I want to be the one who will drive the car. I was then insecure to go on long distance driving because I am afraid that I might have car problems in the road. But with the advancement of technology, car repair and maintenance is now a breeze. If you're looking for a mechanic, you can just type San Diego auto repair in your iPhone and the results are there. It's easier now than driving around town to look for one.

Remember, driving is a privilege, not a right. You can enjoy driving for as long as you are also taking responsibility for it: responsibility over your car, your passengers, the pedestrian, and the road. Before even starting your car, be sure that it is road-worthy. Check your brakes, light, oil, water, battery, air, and gasoline. And always remember to carry your own tools and early warning device.

Happy road trip everyone!

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