Ohio Fall Road Tip Tips
Ohio Fall Road Trip Tips
Written by Fred Martin Nissan
Fall is here, and that is a reason to be excited. For many, the fall months means apple pies, cider, and taking that much-anticipated fall road trip. Fall is the best time of year to take a road trip as the leaves changing allows the colors to pop throughout the great state of Ohio. Before you head out on that road trip, you need to follow many tips to make sure you have a fun and safe trip. In this article, we will go over some of the most important things you can do.
Plan the best time to go
Most people who take a fall road trip tend to prioritize leaf-peeping. While the weather can be difficult to predict, if you plan out your dates properly, you will be treated to awe-inspiring visuals throughout Ohio. Be sure to check out the Farmers Almanac, which has a list of the best dates for fall foliage, broken down by state. Most regions, including Ohio, single out mid-October as the prime season for leaf pepping.
Find things to do on your trip
Fall is the best time of year to enjoy the great outdoors, and there are many activities you can do that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. There are certain recreations, such as hiking, that won’t cost you a cent. The American Hiking Society recently partnered with the Hiking Project to give you ideal paths in Ohio. Other terrific fall activities that are perfect for the whole family won’t put much of a dent in your wallet, such as apple picking, pumpkin picking, hayrides, and haunted houses.
Check out gas rewards
With the cost of gas consistently on the rise, unless you drive a hybrid, these prices can catch up with you and add a decent amount of financial stress to what should be a relaxing vacation. There are a few ways to minimize the stress of paying at the pump with things like a gas credit card, which will gain you cashback and a ton of other rewards. It would be best if you also looked into gas station rewards programs before you head out as multiple stations offer these, which will help save you money at the pump.
Pack a cooler
Sitting in a car for a long time can make you very hungry, and rest stops don’t always have the healthiest or cheapest choices. Before you hit the road on that long road trip, be sure to pack a cooler with many healthy snacks such as carrots, celery, and raisins. If you are traveling with young children, it would be best to include a thermos of hot chocolate and pack bags of snackable items such as Cheerios or apple-flavored Pop-Tarts. If you happen to run out of snacks, you can always stop at a supermarket along the way to restock.
Make sure your vehicle is in good condition
It’s important that before you head out on your fall road trip, you must have your vehicle working properly. Be sure to have your oil changed, tires rotated, and battery tested. Nobody wants to be stranded out in the wilderness when you are trying to enjoy your vacation, so be sure to stop by Fred Martin Nissan to get a full checkup on your vehicle before having fun during the fall season.
Get vehicle service done at Fred Martin Nissan
As we previously mentioned, it’s important that before you head out on the long road trip to have your vehicle checked out by our professionals here at Fred Martin Nissan. We will go over every inch of your vehicle to make sure it’s in top shape for the fall and winter months. You can book an appointment at our dealership or by going on our website. We can’t wait to work on your vehicle here at Fred Martin Nissan.