Follow These Tips to Learn How to Pack for a Road Trip the Right Way

Nissan Rouge

Whether you’re a seasoned road trip pro or are planning out your first extended drive, the importance of packing well is hard to overemphasize. And since starting off on the right foot can determine the whole tone of your next drive, be sure to check out these tips on how to pack for a road trip before you hit the road.

Use all available space

No matter what kind of car you’ll be driving, it’s easy to overlook a lot of space that you can use to pack for your road trip. Items that you need easy access to can be stowed in the doors or behind the seats while less important items, such as an extra pair of shoes, can easily be tucked under the seats, freeing up space in the cabin for a more comfortable ride.

Consider compression bags

As you load in larger items like pillows and blankets, you’ll quickly realize that space fills up face inside of a car. To help with this problem, compression bags can be a huge help. These bags are great for durable items like clothes and blankets you won’t need to access everyday while on the road.

Keep it organized

Organization is key during all stages of your road trip. To keep things tidy, consider packing items into plastic bins that can be labeled and stacked. Not only does this make good use of space, but it makes items easy to find.

Before you head for a road trip, you should also make sure to get your car serviced. Schedule a service appointment at Haddad Nissan before you go!

How to Detail Your Pickup Like a Pro

2018 Nissan Titan - Haddad Nissan

Let’s be honest: driving a pickup that’s clean inside and out just feels better. Even if you’re behind the wheel of an advanced pickup like the 2018 Nissan Titan, clutter, grime, and dust can all build up over time. This summer, follow these tips for how to detail your pickup truck and get ready to breathe some fresh life into your ride.

 

Top Down, Center Out

 

When detailing the interior of your pickup, it’s best to go about things methodically. Specifically, we recommend working from the top down, and from the center out. Not only will this ensure you don’t miss a spot, it will also prevent you from simply spreading any of the mess around.

 

Use the Right Tools

 

While it may be tempting to use the all-purpose cleaner and a rag you have lying around, it’s important to use the right cleaning products when detailing your pickup. Special car interior cleaners are available that remove dirt and grime without damaging your vehicle’s materials. When detailing the seating surfaces, be sure to use a dedicated upholstery cleaner, or else you might end up doing more harm than good.

 

Attention to Detail

 

It’s called detailing for a reason, after all. A clean interior will make any missed spots glaringly obvious, so make sure you get even the hard-to-reach places around the steering wheel and center console areas before you call it a day.

 

Once your pickup truck is spotless, make sure to bring it into Haddad Nissan for an inspection. After all, the only thing better than a flawless-looking truck is one that also runs flawlessly!