As the weather gets warmer, it is a great time to take a road trip. Whether it is a short trip to pick up a child from college or one that leads to an exciting adventure, planning and preparing ahead of time will make your trip a smooth one. Here’s what you should do before you hit the road:
Plan, Plan, Plan!
Sometimes a spontaneous road trip sounds exciting, but if you want to have a good and safe trip, planning is key. Knowing where you are going and the route you are going to take should be a priority. Putting into your GPS will give you a place to start, but you may also want to have a good old-fashioned map too. Often, especially if you are traveling in mountainous or more remote regions, cell phone service could be intermittent or non-existent. Having both methods gives you the back-up you need if technology should fail you.
Visit your Mechanic
As part of your planning, take the time to let your mechanic assure you that your car is ready! Have him check tires, fluid levels, etc. This will eliminate any major unforeseen problems while on the road. Additionally, make sure that you have a working spare tire and a tire repair kit because flat tires can happen anywhere.
Bring an Emergency Kit
Everyone should keep a first aid kit in their car at all times, you never know when you are going to need it. When you head out for a road trip, you will need an emergency kit that includes a tire gauge, fix a flat, a life hammer (in case you are submerged in water), flares, a blanket, jumper cables and a basic set of tools. To have added peace of mind in case of an emergency, consider installing a 911Tracker on your vehicle before your trip. Family members can check your location, a cellphone connection is built right into the device so family members or friends who know you are on the trip, will always be connected.
One in six Americans drivers are 65 years of age or older. Just because a person is aging doesn’t mean that they are a bad driver or should no longer be allowed to drive. In fact, many aging drivers are just as sharp behind the wheel as they were when they were younger.
Even if your aging parent is strong and in good health, you may still find yourself worrying about their safety and whereabouts when they are driving alone. Constantly checking-in on your parent is difficult for both your parent, who is used to their independence, and for you, who now has to take on the role of caretaker. You might be concerned when they are driving alone, perhaps they are sometimes forgetful or they are unreachable because their cell phone isn’t turned on.
An easy way to give you peace of mind without having to constantly check-in is by installing the 911tracker on your aging parent’s vehicle. It will allow you to check on their location to ensure that they have arrived home safely. Another feature of the 911tracker is that a cell phone connection is built right into the device, so you will always be connected (even when their phone isn’t turned on). With the simple installation of the 911tracker to your parent’s vehicle, you can end your worries while allowing your parents to keep their sense of freedom and self-sufficiency.
You’re running late to work and go outside to discover your car windows are frosted. Here are a few tips on how to fight the fog and frost so you can get to where you need to go as quickly as possible.
Wake up earlier to put your heater on.
Waking up earlier will allow you the necessary time to start your engine, turn on your defroster setting, and put the heat all the way up to absorb the excessive moisture in your vehicle.
Crack your windows.
This will help speed up the process of exchanging humid air in your car with the outside air.
Turn the AC on.
It’s winter, why on would you turn on the AC? Well, the turning on the air conditioning helps the air inside the car dry faster.
Don’t let the cold temperatures make you late in the morning anymore! When you are expecting cold weather, give yourself plenty of time to defrost your windows. Remember, driving with your windows frosted is dangerous and can easily be avoided if you follow these tips.
Tech-Tip: Your authorized contacts can check on the location of your vehicle anytime (especially if ice/snow is making the drive slippery)
Does your Valentine spend a great deal of time in her car, getting everyone where they need to be? Show her how much you appreciate her by helping her keep her car fun, safe and organized with items like these:
Valentine’s Day is all about the sparkle.. so give her a ring for her car!
Polarized sunglasses to protect her eyes:
A travel mug so her coffee stays hot:
A backseat organizer to clear the clutter:
A cordless vacuum…because nobody wants crumbs:
A roadside emergency kit so she’s always prepared:
A T3 Tracker from 911Tracker to help keep her vehicle safe:
T3 TECH TIP: When T3 is in normal Auto/Guard Mode, T3 automatically sends text notification if vehicle ignition is off but the vehicle starts moving (such as being towed).
During the holiday season you need to make your pennies last as long as they can. So we thought it would be fun to put together a few tips on how to improve your gas mileage whether you use the advice for you or share the article with your kids here are a few ways to save!
1 – Take it easy on the pedal. Did you know that you use more fuel when you are driving fast? You probably did. But did you know that same goes when you’re coming to a stop, don’t slam on your breaks the last second. Be cautious and mind your distance from the driver in front of you so you can avoid sudden breaks.
2 – Inflate your tires to the correct pressure. Because driving on low tire pressure increases the rolling resistance of your tires on the ground service which uses up a lot of fuel.
3 – Keep your gas cap fully sealed. Because as gas caps get old, cracks can form letting oxygen get to your gas tank.
Do you ever get nervous when your teenager leaves the house to drive to their friend’s house? No matter how responsible your child is, every parent gets uneasy when they drive somewhere without them in the car. Want to feel more at ease? The T3 can help!
The T3 Vehicle Security System can help keep track of where your teenagers are when driving! The T3 has many amazing features but there most beneficial feature to parents is the tracking device. The T3 provides GPS location whenever you send a text message from your mobile phone or smartphone which is helpful because it shows your teens exact location. It can also send text vehicle alarm alerts to you if your vehicle is driven more than a few blocks, if your vehicle is towed, and alerts you if an existing vehicle alarm is triggered. Alert messages include the time, date, latitude/longitude, speed, and direction.
With the T3 you’ll never have to worry about where your teens are driving anymore, you’ll be able to know where they are at all times!
Have you been thinking about getting a Vehicle Tracking Device? Now is your chance!
We are currently offering two different Winter Specials, plus additional discounts when you order multiple units.
The T3-KS3 T3 Vehicle Security System includes the T3 Tracker and a 3-month service plan along with free US shipping. As part of our Winter Special, this system is only $199 (regularly $275). But if you purchase two or more systems, they go down to $189 each including the 3 month service plan.
The T3-KS12 T3 Vehicle Security System includes the T3 Tracker and a 1-year service place along with free US shipping. This system is regularly $359, but through our Winter Special you can get it for only $299. But purchase two of these systems and get them for $279 each including the full year service plan.
Plus, we also offer the Cable-Kit-T Accessory which provides cable and a backup battery that may be installed in your alternate vehicle. It gives you the option to move the vehicle security tracker from your primary vehicle to other vehicles for only $39.
Don’t forget, there is no activation free, no contract or cancellation fees, and you always get our 911Tracker 30 day Risk Free Guarantee. You can cancel your current plan and begin a new plan at any time. We also offer complete security and we never share your information with anyone. Your secret PIN gives you complete control and the location text goes directly to your phone and is never stored.
For more information and to purchase your T3 system through our special, visit our website here.
Don’t get jammed in holiday traffic this Thanksgiving try and steer clear of a headache and stress. Too bad we can’t travel by flying sleigh! Typically around the country, travel times go up by at least 20 percent the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. Make sure to follow this straightforward tips to get where you’re going safe and on time!
The earlier you leave, the better! Plan, to give yourself more time in case there is traffic, which there will be. Leaving to go on a Thursday morning would be the best time.
Try and stay calm and don’t get stressed! Congested roads don’t cause stress, our minds do because we get anxious.
Hold back your road rage. Try not to take other drivers anger personally because everyone is frustrated and wants to get to where they’re going.
Be cautious. Watch for intoxicated drivers. It is known that the drunk-driving rate will increase over the holiday period
Let this holiday season go by smoothly by trying to make it through the horrendous holiday traffic.
And if you still need a gift idea for the holidays, surprise your loved one with a 911Tracker. The 911Tracker is excellent for the everyday car, motorcycle or a classic beauty. When you install a 911tracker in a vehicle it:
-keeps their vehicle safe when it is parked
-allows them to check their location if they forget where they put it
– it even lets them see if the car is on the road, how fast the vehicle is moving and the location should they need to!
– if there is an emergency, 911Tracker lets the owner or their authorized emergency contact call the 911-Operator located closest to the vehicle
With the cold weather approaching, there are some things to be aware of to keep your car in prime condition.
Install a T3. It lets the car owner and their emergency contacts check the GPS location, which could be critical if your vehicle is stuck. The T3 also lets you check the battery voltage and notifies you if your battery is getting low.
Replace your windshield wipers. Who knows when the first snowfall will come, perhaps it will snow again on Halloween. In the cold, your wipers can freeze and crack. Make sure to have your windshield wipers replaced so that they work properly and can help keep your windows clear.
Consider new tires. Hydroplaning and spinning out of control is scary and no fun. If your tires do not work the best in the snow, consider getting them changed now before winter arrives. Check your tires pressure to make sure your tires are always filled with air because colder temperatures cause tire pressure to drop.
Check your brakes. Whether a car’s brakes struggle in the cold or snow depends on the type of car it is, but it’s crucial always to make sure they are working correctly. Whether it be driving in rain, sleet or snow, it’s best to make sure they are right and prepared for any weather. You should consider getting them checked every other oil change.
Check your oil. Cold weather can wreak havoc to your engine. Motor oil thickens when it is cold outside, making it harder for the car engine to turn over and start. Be mindful to check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendation.
Keep your eye on your car battery. Without your car battery, your car would not be able to start. Extreme cold weather can cause your battery to freeze. Try and drive your car every day because starting up your vehicle recharges and warms up the battery. Remember you can easily check your car battery with your T3.
There is time before the freezing, cold winter is here but it’s always helpful to start planning on what precautions to take for the upcoming season. Winter will be here before you know it, be prepared!