Road Trip Prep

I can’t believe how fast my big road trip is coming up. It’s exciting but also terrifying at the same time. My girlfriend and I have never done a road trip together before, so it’s going to be an interesting experience, seeing if we start getting annoyed at each other after being locked in a car with no other company for so long.

We’ll be driving up to Queensland to visit my family for Christmas. I’m told that the trip from Victoria to Queensland can be brutal, which is why we are doing it over three days. Anyway, we weren’t convinced that our car would make the journey, which is why we decided it was time to buy a new one. Well, it’s not new, but it is new to us. We are now the proud owners of a 2012 Mars 3! Even though it came with a roadworthy certificate, we wanted to be absolutely sure that it was ready for this big drive. Thankfully, I know of a fantastic car service shop near Bentleigh with a trustworthy mechanic who was willing to give it a look over. 

It’s a good thing we did decide to go there! The auto electrical expert located close to Bentleigh discovered that the air conditioner, while functional, wasn’t performing as well as it could be! It turned out that one of the cables had become twisted, stopping the air con from reaching its highest setting. Given that we’re going to a state where it’s over 30 degrees every day, I’m really glad that we took this extra precaution. Now we just have to get the windows tinted, and we will be all prepared for whatever wild weather Queensland can throw at us! 

Alright, maybe not whatever wild weather it can throw at us, because now that I’m really thinking it through, I’m not sure what we’d do in a flood or a hurricane, so I’ll just cross my fingers and hope it doesn’t come to that. Hopefully it all goes well!

– Janet