DIY Road Trip Car Care Kit

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You know how you can just feel the fall coming? Even when it's still warm, and you're sure summer will never leave you... and then slowly, those blue-sky early-September days give just a hint of what's to come. There's a subtle breeze and all of a sudden it's time to get outside and feel that autumn euphoria. Of course, around here the only way to celebrate the change of season is with a road trip! Windows down drives to find a place where the mountain air gives you that little shiver of excitement for cooler weather. 

Colorado Dreaming
As we celebrate the new season (and the release of Wanderful, today!) I've partnered up with Pennzoil to share another road trip checklist. This one is good for all seasons, and is especially good for those of us who tend to do all of our shopping online. 🙋🏼 When it's time to hit the trails I'm definitely one to place those orders and then get out there.
Colorado Hiking

This list is all the necessities to build your own road trip car care kit (right in time for those steep mountain drives and hilly terrains you'll experience on those upcoming fall travels!) Plus, as a girl who travels with her touring musician partner often, I've got a special concert giveaway at the close of the post! (hint, hint, my favorite music video ever is November Rain... can you guess what the giveaway is?!)

Andi and Ben on the Mountain

Read on for more, and at the close of the post learn all about why Pennzoil is my oil of choice.

Road Trip Car Care Checklist

Road Trip Car Kit
  • Paper Maps
  • Motor Oil
  • Jumper Cables
  • Tire Patch Kit
  • Water Jug 
  • First Aid Kit
  • Work Gloves
  • Bungee Cords & Zip Ties
  • Lighter 
  • Flashlight / Batteries
  • Rain Poncho
  • Blanket
  • Alcohol Wipes
  • Utility Knife
DIY Pick Up

The fabulous thing about this list, truly truly, you guys - is that it's all available for online ordering. We get our cars serviced at our local Walmart, and they've made serious improvements in their online shopping experience lately. Pickup options now include (1) delivery, (2) in-store pickup and (3) curbside pickup. I, for one, NEVER ever want to go brave the checkout line, so ordering online is my go-to. On those days I realize I forgot that one thing that I just can't travel without I chose the curb-side assistance. You just provide your name and the time you'll be there to pick it up, and a Walmart employee will bring your items to you. 🙌🏽

Keep reading to learn about my oil of choice and then find the details on that contest I mentioned above (have you guessed what it is yet?!)

More about Pennzoil:

Order Pennzoil Online

Pennzoil High Mileage  – This is what we choose for Ben's SUV, it's for vehicles with 75K+ miles (and we put tons of miles on that car). We also buy the Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic High Mileage for my car (it's just approaching the 75k mark. This product includes a revolutionary process that converts natural gas into pure synthetic base oil. Combining it with high performance additives means it's proven to deliver less oil burn off than conventional motor oils made from crude oil (and that's important to me!). It keeps pistons up to 20% cleaner than the toughest industry standards to help keep the engines running clean and performing strong. These oils are made with the mission of keeping engines running clean and going strong.

We get our oil changed and then order the 5QT High Mileage for our car care kit.

Okay! Now about that contest!

Enter to win tickets to the Guns N' Roses "Not In This Lifetime" tour (and you better take me if you win 😉). The sweepstakes includes the show in Los Angeles, 2 VIP passes, roundtrip airfare, and $200 cash.

You'll also receive $10 Ticketmaster Ticket Cash with the purchase any 2 qualifying Pennzoil Motor oil (in-store or online) by uploading your receipt. 

I can't wait to see where you all are traveling this fall, be sure to keep tagging me when you're sharing on insta! #AWanderfulLife! And keep following along, I've got lots of fun adventures to share with you guys this fall!

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Wanderfully yours,


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Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We ( the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".