Is your car roadworthy?
To ensure you and your passengers stay Safe and Sound, please check, fix or replace all of the following before you hit the road:
- Worn-out tyres
- Cracked mirrors
- Perished wiper blades
- Frayed or torn seatbelt
- Faulty exhaust system
- Faulty brakes
- Poor wheel alignment
- Faulty signal lights or headlights
Road trip checklist
Have you packed all of the following?
- An up-to-date map
- Trash bag
- Toilet paper
- First-aid kit
- Phone charger
- Spare tyre
- Jumper cables
- Tow rope
- Tyre-changing equipment
Make sure you have the following numbers on your phone:
- Nationwide Emergency Response: 10111 (from any cellphone: 112)
- Ambulance: 10177
- Fire brigade: 10177
- Netcare911: 082911
- ER24: 084124
Plan your route
These are some of our most well-known Shell Ultra Cities. Which one is your favourite? Visit our store locator to find the most convenient station to fill up, stretch your legs and stock up on water and snacks http://www.shell.co.za/motorists/shell-station-locator
Long-distance driving tips
- Make sure your car is roadworthy before you leave.
- Map your route in advance.
- Make sure your phone is fully charged.
- Keep an eye on the fuel gauge!
- Don’t get distracted, stay focused on the road!
- Keep an up-to-date map handy.
- Don’t pick up hitchhikers.
- Avoid driving at night.
- Be careful of potholes on backroads.
- Share the driving responsibilities if possible.
- Always keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
- When you get tired, take a break, pull over somewhere safe and stretch your legs.
Keep the kids entertained
- Download the Safe Journeys comics! They’re packed with activities.
- Listen to audiobooks that the whole family will enjoy.
- Get educational games or age appropriate movies that can be watched on a tablet or laptop.
- Pack in sticker and activity books for toddlers.
- Pack in a white board and eraser that the kids can use to draw, play tic-tac-toe or hangman on.
- Create a fun box filled with crayons, pens and colouring books to surprise them with when they get really bored.
- Research easy car games like “I spy” or “20 questions”.