- Step 1: Prepare your vehicle Start your trip with a full tank of gas. Run a check on your brakes, wiper fluid, heater, tire pressure, and defroster.
- Step 2: Pack your vehicle Bring extra drinking water to prevent altitude sickness. Bring warm clothes and make sure you have a spare tire and the proper tools for changing one.
- Step 3: Know where you're going Bring a detailed map of the area. GPS and online map sites can be vague or can falter when referring to remote roads.
- Step 4: Maintain proper speed Maintain a safe speed and downshift when going downhill, rather than using your brakes to control your downhill speed. Use a lower gear for more power when going uphill.
- TIP: Do not cross the center line while driving on curves. You will endanger yourself and other drivers.
- Step 5: Take breaks and stay alert Take frequent breaks along the way. Mountain driving can be tiring, so allow yourself time to rest and take in the scenery.
- FACT: Did you know? One of every two people on the planet depends on mountain water.
You Will Need
- Drinking water
- Warm clothes
- A spare tire
- Tire-changing equipment