ROAD TRIP TIPS
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Make sure you fill up as often as possible. There are LONG stretches of road without gas stations so make sure you re-fuel whenever you see a filling station, even if you have half a tank.
Please download directions or plug in your desired address while in a service area prior to departing. Phones lose service and might not regain connection for hours.
It gets very windy in Far West Texas... suddenly and without warning. Keep this in mind while driving.
Far West Texas is one of the most remote areas in the United States. This high desert climate can hit extremely high temperatures. We highly recommend keeping a case of water in your car in case of an unexpected break down. The dry heat and elevation can sneak up on you, stay hydrated!
Prior to departure, ensure your car lights (brakes, headlights, fog lights, interior lights) are in full working order. It gets very dark at night in this area. You cannot count on lit roads. Also helpful to have flash lights in the car.
Make sure you have a spare tire in your car (preferably full sized, and not a temporary donut spare). Have all necessary tools to change your spare tire in your car as well as instructions if you haven't changed a spare before. If you lose service you will have no way of calling AAA or a tow truck.