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Free Road Trip Checklist Printable

Here’s a free printable road trip checklist to print out and make sure your car is ready for your long trip. Nobody wants to have car problems when you’re on vacation! Use this list to ensure your car is in tip top shape before you leave home to prevent a break down from happening.

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If you travel a lot like we do this free printable road trip checklist is going to come in handy!! Nobody wants to forget to check something important before you leave. Here are some car care tips and other items that will definitely make your road trip a lot more fun. 😉 Find more tips for traveling with kids on our road trip blog post too.  This post brought to you by Sam’s Club. (affiliate links present)

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This printable road trip checklist is one of our favorite travel hacks. We like to travel this way with our kids because it gives us the time to spend together without all the every day hecticness when we are at home. It is a cheap way to see the country too and we find fun stops all along the way.

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What should you not forget on a road trip

Yes there are many road trip tips you need when you’re headed out of town. Sometimes when you’re consumed with the comfort items you forget the technical things that will keep your car healthy on the long trip.

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Road Trip Checklist PDF

Fist print out this free road trip checklist and go from there! From making sure your tires are healthy (and replacing them beforehand if that is necessary), to things you may overlook like motion sickness tablets (believe me it’s worth it to have these on hand), this free printable just might save the day.

Tires are probably the most important thing on the check list because without those you will go nowhere…literally!

  • Air pressure is important. But if you haven’t replaced your tires in a while it may be time for a new set. If you prepare early it will give you time to find a good deal too because nobody wants to pay more than they need.

If you’re a Sam’s Club member like we are you may not know about the Sam’s Club Tire Installation Package they offer that can save you bunches on a new set.

They offer the best tire brands at the best all-in price, matching offers too. These tire brands include: Michelin, Goodyear, BF Goodrich and Pirelli.

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You’ll also get the following:

  • Tire Mounting
  • Lifetime Balancing
  • A Lifetime Rotation
  • A Value Stem
  • No Charge Tire Lifetime Flat Repair
  • 24-hour Emergency Roadside Service

Perfect for preparing for your upcoming road trip! Remember, preparing early is the key. Print out the road trip checklist above so you don’t forget the big or little things you will need.

Road trips are so much fun with kids, you just need to try and prevent issues from happening when you’re away from home. I hope you too have an amazing trip together and make wonderful memories. 

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Sunday 20th of October 2019

Really need this! Driving from Michigan to Florida ??


Friday 24th of June 2016

Motion trip meds-- that's a good one! I never have that.

The Typical Mom

Saturday 25th of June 2016

It is always in my glove box!

Mary Hunnicutt

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

We take road trips frequently, and I know we do not usually think about most of these things. This is a very inclusive checklist that would definitely keep you safe while on the road.


Thursday 23rd of June 2016

Last month our family went on our first road trip 11 hours away to NC - and let me tell you there were definitely some things I forgot on your checklist, that I would agree and think they are all important. Tires are extra important for safety! I did make sure to have my car looked at a month before we left and things checked out fine!

The Typical Mom

Sunday 3rd of July 2016

Glad it helps


Wednesday 22nd of June 2016

Another really helpful post!!! Again, coming in handy for when we drive to Maine this summer! Thanks for the tips!!

The Typical Mom

Sunday 3rd of July 2016

Have never been there!!

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