We’re on the road again! We’re doing Prep for Our First Family Road Trip with Hercules Tires Review. Grab your FREE Vehicle Safety Checklist Printable. This post is sponsored by Hercules Tires. All opinions are my own
I thought I was going to die the day my tire blew on a busy highway. Thankfully I ended up in a ditch, uninjured and with no damage to my car. But I learned a very important lesson that day. My tires were badly old and worn – at least 10,000 miles over what they needed to be. I promised to never let my kids experience that fear I felt that day, over something that I could have easily prevented. So now I take vehicle safety very seriously. I’m certainly no expert, but as we prepared for my family’s first ever road trip out of the state for some 1,800 miles, I knew that we needed to make sure that my SUV was ready for the long journey – with my most precious cargo (aka my family) in tow. Find out how we are preparing for our first family road trip and why we chose Hercules Tires to take us there. Plus grab your essential Vehicle Safety Checklist Printable – a must-have before your family heads out on your next road trip!
My First Set of Tires & Custom Wheels with Hercules Tires
I admit that I know next to nothing about cars, tires, or installation. But after that day, my tire situation is always the first thing that comes to mind when I think about vehicle maintenance. I always ask my husband “Are my tires ok?” I worry about driving on tires that are safe, quality that I can trust, and a price that fits my family budget. So you can imagine my surprise when Hercules Tires wanted to fit my SUV with custom tires and wheels for our upcoming family road trip. *Raises hand.* Custom tires and wheels, y’all! I’ve never customized anything on any vehicle I’ve owned. But making sure that I have four tires that are safe for the 1,800 mile drive is serious business. So when my SUV rolled out of Inlign Automotive with four new Hercules Terra Trac Cross-V tires and Cruiser Alloy Wheels from ATD Wheels – I was feeling pretty schnazzy in my mom-mobile.
Having absolutely no knowledge in anything cars, here’s what I can tell you about my new set of tires. Besides looking classy on my SUV (and hey, I can find my car easier in a parking lot now), I will say that I can “feel” a difference when I drive. My drive is smoother. There’s less bumps and road noise, making our travel more comfortable for the family. All of those extra grooves and zig-zags in the treads have to be working hard too, especially on rainy days in Florida. And bonus, slightly better gas mileage. Can’t beat that. But Hercules Tires does more to make sure that your family is safe while on the road. My Hercules Tires also come with:
- 70,000 mile warranty
- Road Hazard Protection – FREE replacement tires for up to 2 years/50% treadwear
- 30-day “Trust Our Ride” test drive
- No-charge replacement coverage to 50% treadwear (for any defects)
With so much coverage on our tires, I know that my family is in good hands for our road trip. Hercules Tires really cares about giving moms a quality tire for the most precious cargo in the world, all while fitting within your family budget.
Vehicle Safety Checklist for Mom – FREE Printable!
The day my tire blew out made me really think about vehicle safety, especially when my family is in the car with me. That’s why I created this Vehicle Safety Checklist Printable – a friendly reminder to help you get ready for your family’s next big adventure. It’s a great way to physically “cross off” those important safety checks before traveling (BONUS: appeasing my Type-A personality) and keep your family safe while on the road. That way you can concentrate on more important things – like making family memories!
Let’s Go on a Road Trip!
So how did we do on our family’s first road trip – over 1,800 miles? Well, stay tuned as I share pictures, memories and tips from the road. And I gotta tell you, this was one of our family’s BEST vacations to date! With spring break travel here and summer travel just around the corner, now is the time to start planning your family’s next road trip. Keep your family safe on the road with Hercules Tires – the high-quality, affordable and durable tire brand that moms and families trust. (I highly recommend the Terra Trac Cross-V tires from this Hercules Tires Review, just saying.) Be sure to follow Hercules Tires on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat at @herculestires and YouTube for the latest tire offers, road trip tips and more.