ROAD TRIP TIPS
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Fill up as often as possible. There are LONG stretches of road without gas stations so rule of thumb out here is to re-fuel before you hit a quarter of a tank.
Please download directions or input your desired destination while in an active service area prior to departing. Phones lose service and might not regain connection for hours.
It gets very windy in the Far West Texas region 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 hits extremely high temperatures. We highly recommend keeping a case of water in your car in case of an unexpected car break down. Stay hydrated- the dry heat and elevation can sneak up on travelers without warning.
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 (one of the best parts about being out here!). You cannot count on lit roads. It is helpful to have working portable flash lights in the car as well.
Make sure you have a spare tire in your car (preferably full sized, and not a temporary donut spare). Pack all necessary tools and instruction manuals to change your spare tire. If you lose service, you will have no way of calling AAA or a tow truck. It is smart to carry jumper cables as well.