It’s Not a Summer Road Trip Without These Essentials

June 21st, 2018 by

If you’re anything like Mercedes-Benz of Temecula, you probably know that the first thing you want to do when you get a new car, especially a luxury car like a Mercedes-Benz, drives it to wherever the road leads. With June 21 marking the official start of summer, it’s the perfect time to gather your road trip buddies and hit the open road in your beloved Mercedes-Benz! But before you embark on your summer 2018 adventures, these are the things you’ll want to bring.

1) Snacks & Water

This is a no-brainer. Someone is going to get the ‘bored munchies’ or hungry some time in between that your trek to the beautiful Southern California beaches or favorite camping spots. Pack some snacks like fruit, pretzels, nuts, granola bars, and a small cooler with plenty of water.

2) Portable Phone Charger

We rely on our phones for everything. From taking brag-worthy photos to post on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, to using Google Maps to navigate our way to the nearest gas station.  Aside from these things, having a portable charger on deck will also serve its benefits in the event you need to dial 911 or call Mercedes-Benz 24-hour Roadside Assistance.

3) Comfortable Clothes

Avoid wearing tight jeans and uncomfortable clothing on your trip. Wear your favorite t-shirt, comfortable shoes and bring a sweater. As for the kiddos in the back, accidents happen.  Don’t forget to pack an extra set of clothes in a Ziploc bag and keep it inside the car.  You’ll thank us later.

4) Cash

With credit cards and money transfer apps, carrying cash might seem like a thing of the past but it’s always safe to carry a couple bills for toll roads and souvenirs.

5) Sunglasses

Aside from looking stylish, you’ll also be protecting your eyes from UV rays while driving through the harsh California sun. Pick up a pair of Mercedes-Benz sunglasses at the Mercedes-Benz of Temecula parts boutique.

6) Wet Wipes & Hand Sanitizer

Things can get messy. Keeping some wet wipes, paper towels and hand sanitizer in the car will prove its benefits later down the road.

7) First Aid Kit

Don’t let the unexpected spoil your road trip with your family and friends. Be cautious and pack a first aid kit to keep in the car. Drive a Mercedes-Benz? You’ll be happy to know you’re already prepared. Every Mercedes-Benz comes equipped with a first aid kit. Don’t forget to include your favorite sunscreen and bug spray!

8) Kid’s Entertainment

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Kids get bored easily. Pack some puzzle and coloring books, and a couple quiet toys. If you truly want to travel in ultimate luxury, opt to include the available Rear Seat Entertainment system available on select Mercedes-Benz models like the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV. Turn the back seats into a mobile theater dual screens, multiple inputs, and wireless headsets and remotes. Visit our parts center today and talk to a Mercedes-Benz of Temecula representative.

Prepare Your Mercedes-Benz

You can never be too cautious on the road. Ensure you arrive safely to your destination by making a pit stop at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula for your Service A, Service B, or for a quick tire check and complimentary multi-point inspection before you hit the road. Getting your Mercedes-Benz serviced checked before a big road trip should be the first thing on your to-do list.

Mercedes-Benz Service Center

Haven’t found the right time to bring in your vehicle? If you’re near the Inland Empire, you’ll be happy to know Mercedes-Benz of Temecula has extended its service hours! The Mercedes-Benz of Temecula Service Center is open from:

Mon – Fri – 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sat – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sun – Closed


Schedule your service reservation and visit our service center today.

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