With AAA predicting that more than 38 million Americans will be expecting to travel this Labor Day, you had better believe that most everyone will be on a road trip.  AAA is also predicting that they will need to rescue more than 350,000 motorists from the side of the road, also, with the primary reasons being dead batteries, lockouts and flat tires. AAA is only one of  many USA insurance companies, so you can be sure that the total number of rescues will be much higher!

As the saying goes, the best defense is a good offense. So before heading out on that road trip, make sure that your car is in tip top shape so that you don’t end up on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck.

In this video, Mummy Mechanic Emily Chung passes along several excellent tips for getting your car ready for a trip. Although she mentions the Shell Oil Travel App, there are many travel and trip planner apps out there for roadtrippers. Download a couple of them and see which ones works best for you.