The likelihood of you not having any issues while on the road is very slim hence you should be prepared for the small and bigger mishaps and emergencies before hitting the road. Be sure you have a well stocked emergency kit, flashlight, road flares, extra water, fire extinguisher and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Don’t forget your prescription medicines! In order to avoid mechanical malfunctions check your tires and other important components inside and out prior to your trip. Check all the fluid levels and the tire pressure during your trip as well. Read more.