Vacation, an adventure, or a road trip with a couple of sleepovers, whatever the reason for going out of town with your UTE is, you need to be fully prepared. You need to think about many things when you’re leaving town, and one of them is the complete preparedness of your UTE.
Utility vehicles are amazing machines, but you need to pay attention to all detail if you want them to serve you flawlessly. When you’re leaving your home city and going to another, many things can make your trip unforgettable, both positively and negatively.
In this article, we will try to help you pay full attention to those details that revolve around your UTE. If you need to think about so many other issues, we’ll try and take the UTE issues out of your mind. Follow up to learn the most valuable issues you need to pay attention to when travelling out of the city with your UTE.
1. Tonneau or rear tray toolbox
When you drive through the streets in your home city, you know every corner. It’s simple, and there’s nothing to surprise you. In most small cities, people know everyone around and storing items in the rear tray is normal and safe because there’s nearly zero chance for someone to take anything.
When you’re going to another city, you don’t know the people there. You have no idea what to expect, and locals also have no idea who you are. When they see your license plates, they’ll treat you and your vehicle differently, and it’s not strange for someone to snatch your belonging.
Storing them inside a locked tonneau or a previously installed toolbox is the best way to store your items. You can leave your vehicle and the parking lot without worrying that someone might take something from you.
2. Vehicle and toolbox alarm
Alarms are your car’s best friends. It’s best to have two of them – one on the doors of the cabin and one on the lock of the toolbox. The toolbox has most of the items stored inside, so you need to protect it. The thief may want to steal your car, but it’s not going to be easy without the keys.
Stealing from the rear tray is much simpler. That’s why toolbox alarms are the best thing to do. The thieves will instantly disperse and leave the premises when that alarm goes off. They will be scared of the possibility of someone seeing them and that the police will come over and arrest them.
3. Local guide with parking details and things to visit
This is not actually a vehicle accessory, but it’s necessary for driving around. You need to always have a map of parking places and where to go. For this, you will need a local guide. It may be a printed version in the form of a book, or you can go with a digital version on your smartphone or tablet.
It doesn’t matter how you’ll have it; you need to always use it if you want to get to where you need to go. If you want to walk around the city centre, you need to know where you can park your car. If you want to visit the most significant places and venues, you need to know where they are. That’s why the guide is so valuable.
4. GPS navigation system
To find the places from the local guide, you will need to know where a particular address is. A couple of decades ago, people would stop and ask for directions, but this is no longer an option with today’s busy and fast life. Everyone has a GPS integrated into their vehicles.
You need to find the place you want on the map and go there. The GPS is connected to the satellites in the sky and always knows your location. They help you get to the location you entered. The guide will take you through the streets of any country in the world.
5. A car cover, especially if you’re parking in nature
If you’re going in nature, the best protection for your vehicle is the car cover. The cover is made of special fabric to protect it from excessive heat coming from the sun, rain, and hail. It is also an excellent feature that will prevent thieves from seeing what’s inside the car and trying to rob you.
You can park the car in the parking lot out in the open and forget about it for a few days. You can be sure that no one will dare to touch it because it’s complicated for thieves to remove it and try to steal. It is also a protection against natural occurrences, as we mentioned, but it will also protect you against birds, leaves from trees, etc.
6. A Roadtrip Ready Travel Pillow
No matter how longer your trip is going to be, bringing a travel pillow is always a good idea. You can use it for naps, and some types of pillows also serve you well as a lumbar support pillow. There are many different types of travel pillows, from j-shaped pillows, to neck pillows, there’s even a buckwheat travel pillow. So choosing the right one for you is a challenge that’s left to conquer before you can enjoy some slumber in your UTE while on your trip.