(NC) Most of us are planning for another summer staying close to home. This means exploring places in province, within driving distance. Whether you’re driving with your partner, a friend or the whole family, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Make sure to plan ahead
Some places are opening back up, while others are tightening restrictions. The same goes for attractions, camping spots and other things to do. So be sure to plan early, and continue double checking what’s open, hours of operation and reservation deadlines.
Practice safety precautions
Although many of us have been vaccinated, it’s still important to follow the latest pandemic prevention measures recommended by public health authorities. Stay current on the recommendations and bring hand sanitizer, extra face masks and sanitizing wipes.
Take care of your vehicle
You’ll want to avoid any hiccups that need roadside assistance, so make sure your vehicle maintenance is up-to-date. It’s also a smart idea to fuel up wisely to minimize wear and tear on your engine and make gas top ups last longer.
Try Esso Synergy Supreme premium fuel, which helps keep your engine three times cleaner for more kilometres per tank compared to gasoline meeting minimum Canadian government standards in port-fuel injected engines.
Actual benefits are based on continuous use and may vary depending on vehicle type, driving style and gasoline previously used.
Beware of bathroom breaks
Many businesses have closed off public access to their washrooms. Don’t panic, but keep in mind that finding an open bathroom may be harder these days. Take any opportunity for a bathroom that presents itself, especially if you’re with the kids.
Have a meal plan
Depending on where you live and where you’re going, there may be restrictions on indoor or even outdoor dining.
Look into what’s allowed ahead of time and plan accordingly. You may want to avoid buying food altogether and pack some sandwiches and snacks from home.
Or you can consider grabbing some takeout and finding a local park to enjoy a picnic.
Find your nearest gas station with Synergy Supreme at esso.ca/find-station. (Source: News Canada)