Summer road trips are like puppies — everyone loves them, and if someone tells you otherwise you should cut them out of your life. Volkswagen of Kamloops believes that we live in the most dazzling city, in the most breathtaking province, in the greatest country in the world; and when the mercury is rising, it only makes sense that you’d pack a few snacks, hop behind the wheel, and explore Beautiful British Columbia. So with that in mind, Volkswagen of Kamloops presents the must-have essentials for a BC road trip.
So first thing you’re going to want to do for your BC road trip, is create an itinerary. Before you set rubber to the road, you should know what you’re doing. British Columbia has a wealth of scenic highways and beautiful islands, so while you could just hit the road and go, it never hurts to have even a tentative plan put in place. Maybe you’re taking a trip to Tofino to catch some waves followed by a relaxing trip to the hot springs. Maybe you’re hitting up Hope to visit the Othello Tunnels, an abandoned tunnel system alongside a canyon. Best part — it’s absolutely free! Feeling lazy? Float down the 7km Penticton channel and have a bit of a nap (don’t forget the sunscreen). When you’re done you can find your way to one of the many surrounding vineyards, as you’ll be in the heart of BC wine country. No matter where your BC road trip takes you, you can count on Volkswagen’s excellent fuel economy to get you there at a decent price.
Odds are you’ll need to stock up on some snacks before you hit the road — as great as all the roadside fresh fruit is, you’ll need to balance it out with some chocolate bars and energy drinks. Volkswagen engineers are always working toward making the most efficient cars, and that stretches beyond gas mileage. Smartly designed interiors mean you have a ton of space for stocking up on all the essentials for your BC road trip. And every great road trip has to have great music. Put away that mixtape you made in grade 6, and sync your smartphone to the available 8” Discover Media touchscreen infotainment system; and if that music is playing out of the available Fender® Premium Audio system, all the better. The best part? Your satellite navigation won’t be affected at all.
Of course, if you’re planning on taking a road trip, it is always prudent to get your vehicle serviced. Last thing you want is a surprise when you’re directly in between the two nearest gas stations, stuck on the road with no cell service (I’m sure we’ve all seen Deliverance). Luckily for you, Volkswagen of Kamloops has a full service department that will make sure your Volkswagen is operating at peak performance. You’d also be wise to pack an emergency kit, in the event of an emergency. This kit could contain any number of things, from water bottles to spare phone batteries, a flashlight, space blanket, granola bars, or anything else you think you might need in case of an emergency on your BC road trip. Luckily for you, if you’ve bought your vehicle at Volkswagen of Kamloops, Volkswagens are notoriously dependable — especially if you take care to service it regularly.
While we could go on and on about what kind of essentials you should bring on your BC road trip, we think the list above are a good place to start. If you have any questions about what else to bring, or what kind of Volkswagen vehicle would be best for a road trip, contact us at Volkswagen of Kamloops and we’ll be happy to help.