It is vacation time. My family, extended family, and in laws had the plan to go to Disney World. Everyone else takes a plane, but we decided to take a Disney Road Trip.
Road Trip Prep
Non car people would probably fill up their gas tanks and that is the extent of prepping their cars for a road trip. From my home in Pennsylvania to Disney World is just under a 14 hour drive near 950 miles. 1900 miles is a lot to put on a car in one week. My wife and I were taking our Subaru Crosstrek. While I would love to say I took my BMW E92 M3 it would have not been a smart decision.
I nerd out and track car mileage/car maintenance via spreadsheets, so I know when every item is due. Our Crosstrek was due for an oil change and the tires were balder than I would want to have before a road trip. Long term goals I have for my wife’s Crosstrek is to get some Method Race Wheels with some meatier off road tires, but at the moment I was going to order the wheels they only had two in stock on Tire Rack. I just went with the OEM spec Yokohoma no season tires in the meantime.
I took the Crosstrek to Jiffy Lube to get an oil change. Just kidding, I do all my car maintenance everything south of an engine job.
I have to give a special shout out to Escort as well, they sent me out a MAX 360 to play with during the road trip. I requested one for the road trip because I thought it would be great opportunity to have the device save me from a ticket due to the length of the trip, but I will have to say driving 1900 miles on a main road (I-95 90% of the drive) I saw zero cops. Before the trip, I tested out the MAX 360 on a drive from my home to Ocean City, MD and it did warn me from cops shooting laser on that route, but this Disney trip drive with no cops on the road was crazy. While there were no cops, there was some craziness….