Spring is here. If you are hitting the road for spring break, be
sure you are doing so in a vehicle that is roomy and comfortable, but also sporty enough to make the journey interesting. The editors at Edmunds chose two Chevys—Equinox and Suburban—as two of the top 10 favorite vehicles for road trips.
The Chevy Equinox helps families avoid whiny, cramped passengers. Its large cabin, highlighted by a backseat that offers tons of rear legroom, gives everyone a comfortable ride. The reclining rear seat back and the smooth ride allow passengers to log some shut eye.
The Chevy Suburban has 137 cubic feet of storage, allowing plenty of room for camping equipment, luggage, or a couple of golden retrievers. The third row is removable opening up even more cargo space (or room to lie down and nap during a rest stop). The roof luggage rack makes toting surf- or snowboards, bikes, or kayaks easy as well. The Suburban also makes all-terrain road trips possible with the 4WD option.
- Complete all maintenance work before you go. If your vehicle needs an oil change, be sure to get it done. Most big problems start out as small ones, so it is better to take care of issues before you leave so that you avoid standing on the side of the interstate waiting for a tow truck.
- Check your glove box. Be sure your insurance card and registration papers are current and accessible.
- Clean your car out. When preparing for a road trip, it is a good idea to remove anything you won’t need on your trip. Leave the winter equipment at home. Your Chevy will already be full of luggage and gear, so don’t add unnecessary weight, which will add to your fuel cost.
- Clean the outside of your car when you get home. Schedule a wash and detail after your trip to remove bugs and grime that can harm your paint job.
- Fill your gas tank. Starting out on a full tank of gas will help you to get further for less. You know where to find the least expensive gas at home.
- Map out your trip. Avoid getting lost by planning your route. If you find the interstate boring, try taking the back roads. There will be less traffic and there will be interesting sights to see along the way.
Whether you are road tripping in an Equinox, Suburban, or another Chevrolet vehicle, making sure you are prepared for your trip is important. If your vehicle needs any work before you head out, be sure to visit your local Chevy dealer to ensure that you are receiving service from GM certified technicians. With the right Chevy vehicle and the right planning, your road trip will be a success.