One of the best parts about being in Orlando is our accessibility to beaches this summer! Whether you want to go for just an afternoon and see the sun set, or want to make a weekend out of it, you can do it no problem!
However, before you set your sights on the sandy shores, the Orlando Automotive Family has a few travel tips for you to take advantage of.
Learn how to drive on the sand in your Orlando vehicle
Before driving in the sand at one of the many beaches near Orlando, as a part of our travel tips series we suggest making sure you have some essential Toyota maintenance done. Above all us we suggest making sure you have the following services done if it’s due:
- Exterior maintenance – One of the things you’ll want to make sure to do it some auto detailing. Services such as waxing will protect your car’s paint from the harsh UV rays that will be hitting your car when parked at the beach.
- Tire maintenance – Make sure your car tires are in top shape before driving on the sand. If you’re going to be driving on soft sand, we recommend letting some of the air out of your tire. That way you won’t run into problems that require tire repair later on.
Along with making sure your car is up to date with its maintenance, there are some things you should know about driving in the sand if the beach you visit permits it. These following travel tips will be in reference to those beaches that allow driving on the beach.
Make sure that you slow down while driving on the sand. Not only are slower speeds posted while on the beach, it’ll help you stay aware of your surroundings. This keeps you and the people around you safe! A slower speed also lessens the chance of your tires kicking up sand as you drive.
Also, try to avoid sharp turns if you can. The sharper the turn, the more likely it will be for you to get stuck in the sand. Hopefully these travel tips on driving in the sand will help you avoid that!
Do you ever feel like you packed way too much or way too little? That’s why the Orlando Automotive Family has these travel tips for you! Especially when you’re heading to the beach, you want to make sure you have just the right amount of items packed. It would be no fun being underprepared or having to carry too much stuff. To make sure you pack your car efficiently, here’s some essential items to bring to the beach:
- Baby powder
Maybe in addition to finding the perfect beach destination, you also want to find the perfect new car to take to the beach? Toyota of Orlando has you covered! You can visit our Orlando dealership at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall.