How To Pack Lightly for a Road Trip With Your Cadillac

A road trip in your Cadillac sounds like a great idea. However, when packing, you can quickly run out of space in your luggage. To help you conquer the clutter, we have a few tips on how to pack lightly for a road trip.

How to Pack Lightly for a Road Trip | ELCO Cadillac | Ballwin, MO

Check the weather.

Look up the 10-day weather forecast for your destination. Choose clothes appropriate for the predicted weather when packing your suitcase.

Limit your wardrobe.

While you might be tempted to pack for any possible weather condition, you should focus on three versatile outfits that will keep you comfortable. Choose clothing that is easy to care for. You can always stop by a laundromat if you are staying for more than three days.

Pack toiletries.

Use a gallon-size plastic bag to store all your essential toiletries. If you are staying at a hotel, you can always use the provided shampoo and soap to save you some space. Don’t forget any prescription medications you might have.

Roll tightly.

To help your clothes fit more compactly into your suitcase, you should roll each item. You can also roll outfits together to make getting ready easier. Put the heavier items, like jeans, on the bottom with the lighter items on top.

Final step.

Finish packing by adding your toiletries and other lightweight essentials. And don’t forget your phone charger and a pair of lightweight shoes that you can use in case your other pair gets dirty on your travels.

ELCO Cadillac wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy summer travel season. And remember to contact us to schedule a pre-road trip maintenance appointment for your Cadillac if you haven’t already done so. 

Winter Driving Tips for Your Ballwin, MO Commute

Winter Driving

Whether you’re visiting friends or family for the holiday season or driving your daily commute to work, your time on wet, icy roads is as certain as you hitting the morning snooze. Stay safe this season and follow these winter driving tips.

Accelerate Slowly

If you are driving on snow and ice, one of the best ways to maintain traction between your car’s tires and the road is to accelerate slowly. Starting up quickly can cause your vehicle to slip, so give yourself some time to get up to speed gradually.

Leave Early

Leave early for work, appointments, and other engagements to give yourself extra time to adjust your driving to the weather conditions. Severe winter weather calls for slower driving, so take your time when you turn, start, and stop.

Stock Up On Gas

In cold weather, it’s important to keep the gas tank half full. A low fuel tank can cause the gas line to freeze up.

Skip the Cruise Control

If you are using cruise control and come across an icy patch, the cruise control could be your worst enemy, as it may keep your vehicle accelerating when it shouldn’t. Avoid using this feature on slick surfaces so you can maintain control over your vehicle.

We know that you will use common sense out on the roadways. However, if the weather is not kind to your vehicle, you can bring it to for maintenance and repairs.