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  • I don't have time to go cruising about the country unnecessarily, so the tools I need are less than most.

    Ezio FuscoEzio FuscoMånad sedan
  • If you are going somewhere really remote, take a satellite phone and an EPIRB. AND if you break down in the desert, stay with your vehicle!

    John MolloyJohn Molloy5 månader sedan
  • Zip ties

    MIKE .WMIKE .W5 månader sedan
  • Bring toilet paper

    Scott PetersScott Peters5 månader sedan
  • I always forget checking the damn spare tyre -.-

    HandskemagerHandskemager5 månader sedan
  • Know your vehicle... ask about crippling parts known to go bad in forums, and bring a spare if room provides, also the tools needed to install.

    Travis HillTravis Hill5 månader sedan
  • I'm already old so i bought an electric jack in case to make it much easier for me to change tire.

    127EZ127EZ5 månader sedan
  • Idaho yes and nice

    Jason CampbellJason Campbell5 månader sedan
  • Always have a 4way tire iron ... even if you dont need it, some one else might

    Mustberice ChannelMustberice Channel5 månader sedan
  • Check your vehicle's octane requirements for altitude. One reason you found 85 octane was that you were at altitude and the octane requirements were lower. This can have a detrimental effect when travelling out of the mountains, as you used high altitude fuel and are now at low altitude. My last long trip we encountered a heavy headwind and our fuel economy dropped by more than 30%, taking a 500 mile range down to 350 miles, this put us in the desperate level for finding a fuel station where there were none.

    Glenn BrockettGlenn Brockett5 månader sedan
  • I wish I can do the dustball ralley someday

    The Car EMTThe Car EMT6 månader sedan
  • For those long trips where you have to "make time" and can't just pull over, have a suitable container for peeing while you drive! Cut the top off a plastic water bottle... lol

    mariodesmomariodesmo6 månader sedan
  • Watching this the day after making a 800 mile trip back home that resulted in a rear diff explosion near the end.

    Bushy 343Bushy 3436 månader sedan
  • Octane boosters are nearly useless, a bottle might change your 85 octane fuel to 85.1 octane. Instead, buy a gallon of xylene or toluene, which can increase 9 gallons of 85 octane to 88 octane. 8+2 will give you 91 octane.

    Waterworld 360Waterworld 3606 månader sedan
  • In denmark we have only octane 95 and 100 😄

    Martin Brandt PedersenMartin Brandt Pedersen6 månader sedan
  • Don't forget your wheel lock key too.

    John UlickyJohn Ulicky6 månader sedan
  • I saw a meme that nailed it. "Buying snacks for a road trip should look like a 5 year old was given $100 and told to go wild" (paraphrasing). Water is definitely important, but don't forget the snacks!

    fortyfukinsevenfortyfukinseven6 månader sedan
  • Food just in case

    Dan McewenDan Mcewen6 månader sedan
  • Great video and excellent tips. I have 2 sealed avalon king kits I didn't have time to apply before the rally and definitely w/h been useful on the windshield. The bugs were brutal. I used my portable air compressor me than once, so definitely a must. I brought more supplies than we needed, but was prepared for almost anything. Btw, I'm lazy and all my livery is still on, but even when I take it off, the peace sign is staying. Thanks for the video and memories. Until next year. #DBR #findyourroad

    jrb1000rrjrb1000rr6 månader sedan
  • Sick! I'm a sucker for a wagon, particularly an avant. I love my 03 S6. Such a fun car and puts a smile on my face ecery day.

    pkt1213pkt12136 månader sedan
  • One other thing you want to consider purchasing: the Premier membership of AAA. That gives you 1 tow of up to 200 miles; 3 more tows of up to 100 miles; and various roadside assistance options. Make sure to buy it at least 2 weeks before your trip to ensure you ahve the full coverage. For $113 per year ($61 over standard membership), it has saved me tons of money.

    Jochem R.A. BakkerJochem R.A. Bakker6 månader sedan
    • Except for when you call them and wait 3 hrs for them to show up and say sorry. Cant tow your vehicle since its on the ground. This happened to me 2 weeks ago when I hit a curb and destroyed my lower control arm and axle trying to avoid some jackass on his phone running a red light.

      Hawks FanHawks Fan5 månader sedan
  • I was literally sitting just out of view while he was filming this. It was such a hoot. Constant interruptions from vehicles driving by. The side of the road looks cool, but not the best for sound. :) The Dustball Rally is amazing, y'all! If you've ever considered it, just do it. I will absolutely be back next year. Jared isn't joking about the hydration... omg. I didn't listen the first day and felt like garbage after a day of driving. It's worth the pit stops to stay hydrated!

    Brenna PinkBrenna Pink6 månader sedan
    • The joke wasn’t about hydration, it was about going four in a row! ; ) For real though, that was a hot day!

      John CookJohn Cook6 månader sedan
  • I'm surprised you didn't apply the windshield coating under the wiperblade area of the lower windshield area!! Wth....

    Retired at 49Retired at 496 månader sedan
  • I was in that car on that rally! :) That ceramic coating was so rad in the rain! I couldn't believe the way it was just beading away.

    Brenna PinkBrenna Pink6 månader sedan

    Jensen and VanessaJensen and Vanessa6 månader sedan
  • Hey tavarish. Do you still have your three rotorI'm building a cheap car for my friend's son they got no money I picked up the car for like five hundred bucks I'm looking for a motor the two rotors gone in in this one.my friend's been out of work for two years he's got no money his son is just getting by type video you know I want to do this for him is your motor for sale if it is can you message me at Lane 321 at hotmail.com my name is will thank you

    That1CanadianGuyThat1CanadianGuy6 månader sedan
  • JustBallRally LOL!!!!!

    Marko PoloMarko Polo6 månader sedan
  • On a road trip hide a spare set of keys in the car. It might be quicker and cheaper to bust a window than get home and get the spares or get a new set made on the fly!

    David WoodhouseDavid Woodhouse6 månader sedan
  • What about spare jerky if you get stranded or hungry?

    lincoln cwynarlincoln cwynar6 månader sedan
  • Hey, Jared, was this a questionable enough choice? :) seworld.info/will/Zpy0uK60hJarvGQ/video

    ScottJ175ScottJ1756 månader sedan
    • Nice! Not sure I'd call that too questionable :)

      Duane HarmsDuane Harms6 månader sedan
  • Who's Audi is that?

    Bodhi MBodhi M6 månader sedan
  • Some vitamins for your own body! The days can be long, and the nights can be short!

    LastweldLastweld6 månader sedan
  • The line at the end of the video made me feel like that was the end of a Ken Burns documentary on PBS 🤣🤣 it was great I would add to the list a $59 harbor freight aluminum jack because fuck scissor jacks and take your half-inch cordless impact and a socket set from work because your not at work you’re on a road trip Mann

    Evan waltonEvan walton6 månader sedan
  • Along with water, here's some more essentials for yourself: - An assortment of snacks that keep well and can be consumed easily - Music that everyone in the car can agree on, and a variety of it. The last time I drove across the country with the wife, we had about 5 albums on our phones that we could both agree on, and by the time we got home, we were sick of all of them. A lot of parts of Canada just don't have local radio because there's just nothing around for 100+ miles except a road and maybe a gas station. - Pain relievers like Acetaminophen/Paracetamol and Ibuprofen - Nausea/Diarrhea relief like Dimenhydrinate & Loperamide - A first aid kit with bandages/gauze/etc. And a couple specific things: - If you have severe allergies, an epinephrine device and diphenhydramine (take care not to drive after taking diphenhydramine, as it can cause drowsiness) - If you're diabetic, make sure your testing supplies are up to date, buy a spare battery for your glucometer (it's usually a CR2032, but check your meter), and have MEASURED glucose on hand like glucose tablets. The last thing you want to deal with on the road is low blood sugar, especially when you're driving. - Any other equipment to monitor medical conditions if you have them (blood pressure monitor, etc.), and batteries to operate them. Apologies if you have trouble reading the names of medications, but I don't know what brands these are sold as in other countries, so I don't want to send people on weird witch hunts for a brand name that doesn't exist.

    Scott RymanScott Ryman6 månader sedan
  • Something very unexpected happened to us in 1980. Our car was a 1977 Olds Cutlass sedan. We had to drive to Houston, a six hour trip for us, because mother-in-law had surgery there. Upon arrival at a gas station for a Houston map, there was no reverse when backing up from the parking spot. There was an incline so the car rolled backwards. I then shifted to Drive and nothing. It was a shock to be stranded in a distant city with no extra money or credit card in a 75,000 mile car. My wife’s cousin came to the rescue. Don’t recall why it failed but we got back home, late for work.

    DAM8658DAM86586 månader sedan
  • i cant believe Jared forgot about zipties... i did a cross country road trip last month and i used zipties religiously

    nima oryannima oryan6 månader sedan
  • almost that is my dream car its the RS4 b7 imola yellow what a beauty !

    Giorgos LignosGiorgos Lignos6 månader sedan
  • +1 for the Octane booster. I've been on an interstate drive where none of the fuel available was above 91. Carried octane booster for this very reason

    jrbuchjrbuch6 månader sedan
  • Always awesome tech tips some new some known. Love it

    locsipocsi1locsipocsi16 månader sedan
  • It looks weird seeing Freddy with Jared!!!!

    cripsnbloodcripsnblood6 månader sedan
  • 1. Clean the windshield. Coat it with Rainx etc. 2. Windshield wipers 3. Check your tires including spare (tread life, tire pressure) 4. Have a tire repair kit. Air compressor, and jack 5. Spare fluids (oil,transmission,water) 6. You (hydrate) 7. Know your fuel range 8. Octane booster (if you got a high performance car)

    Darius JordanDarius Jordan6 månader sedan
  • to make your car use as less fuel as possible; ease off the throtte 2000-2500RPM is optimal rev range of gas/ethanol cars and diesel should stay at 1300-1500RPM always look to have your car in overdrive or final gear because you will look to go faster but you gotta coast at low RPM for most range so both worlds kinda meet there check all of your electric stuff like lights,charging system,ignition system etc. because if something electric related fails you will certainly have a target on your back for cops

    Gabrijel TomanGabrijel Toman6 månader sedan
  • Decent advice. I have learned a lot of these on my own (the hard way lol).... but, not everyone has. Hope this helps people.

    David BlanckDavid Blanck6 månader sedan
  • CARPRO Cquartz says not to ceramic the front windshield due to it rubbing off on the wipers

    Maury BallstienMaury Ballstien6 månader sedan
  • I keep a rain jacket and umbrella in my car. Rain jacket obviously for when it rains but umbrella can give you shade on hot and sunny days when your stuck on the side of the road in an open space and waiting for help

    Stefan SpahnStefan Spahn6 månader sedan
  • Also a Tip: Do the fluid change and maintance works NOT directly before the trip. Do it 1 or 2 weeks earlyer. So if there is something not thighten right or something fails, it will happen in the near of your home/garage - so its easyer to fix than on the road!

    Benedikt MaierBenedikt Maier6 månader sedan
  • Click bait

    EmilioEmilio6 månader sedan
  • I always keep a can of energy drink and some snacks in the car on long drives, if I start to drift off before I reach my stopping point I pull over and take these and they wake me up enough to get to a safe stopping point to rest. Probably wouldn't be needed if you had multiple drivers but generally I am the only driver.

    Deat GamingDeat Gaming6 månader sedan
  • Its one thing to have a tool kit for your car tire, you should have a tool kit with wrenches and sockets and such in case the car breaks down. As long as it is simple fix, a regular tool kit will help you with those fixes.

    Brad MooreBrad Moore6 månader sedan
  • Here's a comment that you oughta read road trippers> I'm glass installer by trade and something I have to to a lot in the summer is clean bugs off of windshields. Here's the best way, coating not required but I have purchased it and will be applying it soon. Get a small piece of regular household window screen a little bigger than your hand (not the metal stuff that still exists for no reason.) Buy good Foaming glass cleaner (the cheap crap is a waste of money, you'll use more and it will leave streaks) and a box of nitrile gloves (because those always come in handy on a road trip for all kinds of situations and really make this job a lot cleaner for your personal hygiene) Oh and obviously you'll need some decent paper towel. Now you've got the supplies here's the method I've found that works best after over 20 years of doing what i do. Park in the shade if possible, in the sun your glass cleaner will dry out quickly and it's more difficult to clean hot glass. Apply a liberal coat of the foaming glass cleaner and let it soak for a couple minutes Put your gloves on and use the piece of window screen to scrub the bugs off ( this is surprisingly easy) Do a quick wipe with your paper towel to take off most of the debris and then a final clean with one more lighter spray of the glass cleaner and some fresh paper towel That's it! bugs easily gone in a couple minutes and you got gloves just in case you need to remove a dead animal from your undercarriage, or touch something else thats gross or dirty

    curtis brumwellcurtis brumwell6 månader sedan
  • Sadly my country is a 1hr drive from end to end

    Clarence Benjamin LimClarence Benjamin Lim6 månader sedan
    • There has to be more than 1 hour worth of roads!

      Wrench Every DayWrench Every Day6 månader sedan
  • Small tool kit and a battery jumper box

    Goose CheetoGoose Cheeto6 månader sedan
  • "...Spunk level??" (I'm such a child!)

    MydejavoooMydejavooo6 månader sedan
  • One of the best tips I've ever gotten when driving long distances (mostly for men): take your wallet out of your back pocket and put it in the center console! Sitting for a long time on that wallet can really do a number on your lower back!

    notxarbnotxarb6 månader sedan
    • As a professional truck driver you learn that early.

      Hawks FanHawks Fan5 månader sedan
    • I've gotten into the habit of keeping in my front pocket, started doing it at concerts and now normal. Makes a big difference for sure 👍

      Bushy 343Bushy 3436 månader sedan
  • One thing I've always kept in my cars (but never needed, thankfully) is a first aid kit. I keep two in the car- One small kit for basically easy-access bandages and asprin in the glove box, along with a larger one (for sutures, major cuts, etc.) in the trunk. Also, I would recommend a flashlight, a battery operated fan, & a small blanket. The flashlight is for breaking down at night (so you can see/flag people down), the fan is for breaking down in hot weather (stay at least a bit cool), and the blanket is for breaking down in cold weather (so you can stay warm).

    Highlord Fox's GarageHighlord Fox's Garage6 månader sedan
  • He forgot duct tape always carry that

    Kenny PersonKenny Person6 månader sedan
  • Bring a 5 gallon bucket, wet wipes and TP in case you need a number 2 in the middle of nowhere. And a few trash bags so you’re not trashing your car up.

    Tom Rockholm- Timeless_MorphsTom Rockholm- Timeless_Morphs6 månader sedan
  • Man I could smell that audi burning oil from my couch lol

    Henry MatthewsHenry Matthews6 månader sedan
  • I’d also add a good torch and spare batteries it’s just as easy to encounter a problem at night, and ALWAYS have a good ( not to basic) first aid kit there are a few more essential items but I’m sure they will be covered here in the comments

    Watch This Space Car ChannelWatch This Space Car Channel6 månader sedan
  • I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to be stuck with you with gas either... That would be one rough road trip...

    FlesHBoXFlesHBoX6 månader sedan
  • Download “offline maps” for the area your traveling, in google maps in case you don’t have cell service then at least your gps works on your phone in the ap.

    Joe QuattroJoe Quattro6 månader sedan
    • offline map is awesome, I second this

      VeikraVeikra4 månader sedan
  • OMG how fucking obvious is all of this. Are you guys running out of ideas?

    Mitchell WotherspoonMitchell Wotherspoon6 månader sedan
  • Spunk level 9000 on a serious note though, a radar detector is also a solid investment

    nasty96GSTspydernasty96GSTspyder6 månader sedan
  • 85 octane? I didn’t know you could buy below 87 in North America. I always carry Duck tape and baby wipes.

    AaronAaron6 månader sedan
    • There's still a lot of places that have 85 octane gas, especially in the western half of the US..

      Dana HebdonDana Hebdon6 månader sedan
  • Like the video

    Mike PowerMike Power6 månader sedan
  • keep blankets and a candle if traveling in cold weather.

    Miroslaw MiteraMiroslaw Mitera6 månader sedan
  • I wasn't totally paying attention. Did he mention a breaker bar/hollow pipe? And an aux lol

    Will WillerWill Willer6 månader sedan
  • Take loo roll.

    forresttmforresttm6 månader sedan
  • Don't forget toilet paper And for those pesky bee stings an EpiPen

    Jerry FieldJerry Field6 månader sedan
  • Jared!!

    TheBlackestBrianTheBlackestBrian6 månader sedan
  • Road trip tips not mentioned in the video: Take a change of clothes and extra underwear, deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, and soap, and other personal hygiene products. You never know when you end up having to stay overnight unexpectedly. Take a small toolkit that has the basic necessary sockets and spanners for simple repairs if you find yourself on the side of the road. Before leaving on the road trip, make sure your cooling system is in good shape, that the hoses are not cracked, stiff, ballooned or brittle. The same goes for the accessories belts. And finally, make or download a good playlist that can be listened to even when out of range of cell service.

    Gian LouridoGian Lourido6 månader sedan
  • Thank you for reminding me to clean my windshield, I think about it daily an did it mid vid!

    nukem bearnukem bear6 månader sedan
  • One of the things i've learned, and in "addition" to , after seeing many videos do this, CARRY a TOOL SET in case you do have to work on the car if it breaks down. That way if you're near by a parts store, can easily get backup and going with that tool set, otherwise you're going to have to pay full price or find a harbor freight near by, which will hamper time doing those things.

    Hunter CheunHunter Cheun6 månader sedan
  • Sage advice Jared! Thanks for another great video! Definitely, stuff to make sure to abide by when you're road-tripping!

    Hunter CheunHunter Cheun6 månader sedan
  • Jared is the Mr. Rogers of the car neighborhood. :)

    Paul VeneraPaul Venera6 månader sedan
  • 👍👋👋👋😁

    James WeaverJames Weaver6 månader sedan
  • It is funny how people have convinced themselves they can't go a couple hours without drinking water.

    Mexican SpecMexican Spec6 månader sedan
  • I would recommend carrying a full-size spare(equipped with the same tire) , an actual 5 gallon Jerry can of 93 octane(living in VA has one perk), spark-plugs, alternator,serpentine belt(I've had some bad experiences) , Some snacks (if something goes wrong you don't want to be hungry), a case of spring water, something for self defense (if your driving an exotic don't expect everyone you meet to be sane) , clothing (brown , do I need to explain this?), if you have the means or some really good friends a support vehicle (preferably an RV/High-top long-wheelbase conversion van, to leave the hotels behind for a more scenic evening), If traveling with children bring some decent headphones and a few portable consoles(PS vita , Nintendo switch, Desktop replacement class Laptop), lastly bring a happy attitude(this can make or break any trip). pre-trip checklist: Tire pressure, Brake pads, Brake fluid, Engine coolant, Engine oil, Differential fluid, Transmission Fluid, Cargo, Bank balance, Fuel quality at destination, Fuel quality going to the destination, Average mpg at cruising speed, Weather(dictates tires equipped), Bowels/Bladders, Windshield status(front and rear), Exterior lights(they'd better be working, throw in a few extra bulbs), Weapon storage(make sure you have ammunition and proper travel documents; america isn't as safe as it was before march) , Battery banks(in the event your stranded at night and you don't have an engine bay light) , Mental state of all drivers, Mental state of passengers. p.s , probably not a bad idea to bring a gps/phone (dedicated to gps functions, with a saved map ; doesn't need to be fancy just needs to work)

    xanzar21xanzar216 månader sedan
  • If you're going north with a ski box, bring that stuff that unfreezes locks. Happened to me once.

    thebeaverhatguythebeaverhatguy6 månader sedan
  • Also would be good to have some basic hand tools with you just in case.😀

    Manos H.Manos H.6 månader sedan
  • Check your lug nuts to make there up to torque

    Eric TremblayEric Tremblay6 månader sedan
  • Those small bottles are killing the earth.. just drink from big jug... wimp

    The SouleMan NYCThe SouleMan NYC6 månader sedan
  • I've just hit a ''unlike'' button because your sunglasses are shit, i like your videos but i don't like your sunglasses

    termit520termit5206 månader sedan
  • Awesome video, great review and a few solid new tips. I would add an emergency auto hammer with a seatbelt cutter. These will make short work of auto glass and are handy when upside-down. A very inexpensive way to get yourself or a friend out of out a vehicle quickly.

    Kevin JesselKevin Jessel6 månader sedan
  • 85 octane? Is that like budweiser?

    Marco RijpstraMarco Rijpstra6 månader sedan
  • Most of the road trip preparation is common sense, but common sense is not common in this country! 😆

    Ronald PoonRonald Poon6 månader sedan
  • Dryer sheets are the best thing to clean bugs off your car.

    Texas BystanderTexas Bystander6 månader sedan
  • I'll listen to anything Jared has to say car related. Such a great teacher!

    Justin AbbyJustin Abby6 månader sedan
  • Spare headlight bulbs, most gas stations don't carry them. Nothing worse than lights going out at night when you plan on driving through the night.

    Ken VallierKen Vallier6 månader sedan
  • Here's a tip people sometimes forget: Octane booster is flammable, so please store it safely

    John DoeJohn Doe6 månader sedan
  • Snacks

    orderly_chaosorderly_chaos6 månader sedan
  • Sat phone is invaluable in those situations.

    John PereiraJohn Pereira6 månader sedan
  • Best tip: take Jared and his tools with you !

    Sorin MitroiSorin Mitroi6 månader sedan
  • My tips is to take a deodorant a camera a pillow and a blanket also have fun

    SaadSaad6 månader sedan
  • Dig the intro

    Gothicruler666Gothicruler6666 månader sedan
  • If you are somewhere that you can't get the octane level gas you need, put in the octane booster and then the gas - but DO NOT FILL IT UP. Put in enough gas to get yourself to a real gas station and then fill up with the good stuff. Also, pay attention to how much the boost actually is. I know the containers I read talked about "points" - which amounted to one-tenth of an octane level. You cannot put in a small container of octane boost on a full tank and expect much improvement.

    DoctorLarryDoctorLarry6 månader sedan
  • Excellent recommendations, will place a couple in practice.

    Gabriel MendezGabriel Mendez6 månader sedan
  • Spare bulbs and fuses, especially the fuses. They're small, weigh almost nothing, and it would suck to be getting towed over a fuel pump fuse, etc...

    Warren BWarren B6 månader sedan
  • That is such a good idea having a bottle of octane booster in the car in case there is only regular! 😃👍

    Sean John022992Sean John0229926 månader sedan
  • I actually carry an extra 5 gallon can of gas as a safety measure on long drives especially ones where i dont know where i am going

    J DubbyaJ Dubbya6 månader sedan