A new interactive online quiz that helps drivers prepare their vehicles for a safe summer road trip season is now available.

The Quiz

This quiz is designed to test drivers’ knowledge of vehicle safety and maintenance, along with tips that will help them ensure their vehicle is in good working condition before heading out on the open road.

“Road trips are a popular summer tradition for many, but it’s important to make sure your vehicle is ready for a safe and enjoyable journey,” said Kevin Quinn, Vice President of Auto Claims at Mercury Insurance in a news release. “We encourage all drivers to take preventive maintenance measures during the planning stage of their vacation so that their vehicle is prepared for the journey.”

Lots of Topics

The online quiz covers a range of topics, including how to prepare your home and vehicle as well as tips on how to handle common road emergencies.

Quinn also offers the following recommendations to consumers preparing for an upcoming road trip:

  • Secure your home. Before driving off, make sure to lock all doors and windows and activate your alarm system.
  • Prep your vehicle. Check your brakes for damage or wear. Monitor your oil level and keep track of how many miles you’ve driven since your last oil change. Keep in mind that older vehicles may need more frequent oil changes.
  • Plan if traveling in an EV. Make sure your vehicle is fully charged before departing and map out charging stations along your desired route.
  • Stock an auto emergency kit. Your kit should include:
    • Road flares
    • Jumper cables
    • A quart of motor oil
    • A gallon of coolant
    • A first-aid kit
    • Blankets
    • Drinkable water
    • A flashlight and basic tools like a screwdriver, pliers, an adjustable wrench, a spare tire, a jack, and a lug nut wrench
    • Nonperishable food.

Test Your Knowledge

Test your knowledge and see if your vehicle is prepared for the summer. Visit http://mcy.news/quiz-announcement.

Source: Mercury Insurance