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Make Life Easier With Road Trip Checklists

Some of us love checklists, and some don’t. Same goes with road trips. If you’re lucky enough to be one of those people who loves both checklists AND road trips, this blog article is for YOU! :-)


Admittedly, we got a little help from Bellhop, which offers a bunch of helpful travel info. We recommend the following checklist for road trip essentials:

  • Full tank of gas

  • Bottled water / Drinks

  • Snacks

  • Cooler

  • Gum

  • Paper towels / Tissues

  • GPS / Maps

  • Mobile phone with Bluetooth for hands-free driving

  • iPod / Music player

  • Charger

  • Car battery charger

  • Spare tire

  • Additional electronics

  • First-Aid Kit / Medications

  • Travel documents

  • Driver license

  • Credit cards / Currency

  • Female items

  • Male items

  • Trash container​


Of course, the most essential item is not on the road trip checklist at all. The most essential item is a safe and fully-operational vehicle. If your vehicle requires an oil change, tire repair, belts, fluids, spark plugs, and other automotive services, we invite you to come see us BEFORE your road trip begins. It’s better to be safe now than sorry later.


The Orinda Motors family, which includes Express Oil Change & Tire Center, Orinda Auto Detail, and Orinda Auto Rentals, is known for its Diamond Certified status and excellent customer service. If you have questions about our automotive repair services, call or email John Vanek at [email protected]. Orinda Motors is located at 63 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563. We look forward to seeing you soon.



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