Planning the Best & Safest Road Trip


With summer comes festivals, fireworks, friends, family and fun! For many families, traveling is also a big part of the summer, and knowing the best and safest ways to do it will help to ensure the best experience possible.

When it comes to road trips especially, there are certain important considerations to make during the planning process, which can help to optimize the overall experience:

Being Mindful of The Weather

Knowing how to dress for different types of temperature is one thing, but understanding how warmer weather affects a vehicle. ‘Warmer air comes with its own set of problems as well. The air-conditioning could fail if it isn’t properly checked, or the engine could overheat if the cooling system isn’t flushed every year. Changing to summer tires also could help you have better fuel efficiency.’

Renting a Vehicle

Renting may make more sense than driving your vehicle, depending on the purpose of the trip, your route, or the condition of your car. Driving through high-congestion areas, including large cities, may be a reason to rent.

Understanding your Insurance

If you decide your own vehicle instead of renting, it’s important to fully comprehend your policy. ‘A typical insurance policy has six types of coverage: bodily injury liability, property damage liability, medical payments coverage, uninsured or underinsured motorist, collision, and comprehensive coverage. Before heading on a road trip, it’s crucial to know if you have rental car coverage and roadside assistance on your personal policy.’ (source:

Here at Palladium we’ve got the right insurance products to help ensure that all aspects of your life and business are properly covered and protected.

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