Make sure your car is road-trip ready and plan to take one of these family-friendly road trips for a fun staycation in Ohio during Spring Break!
Spring Break in Ohio might look a little different this year. If you’re like us, you may be looking into some activities that are a lot of fun but also easily drivable from here in Central Ohio!
I’m partnering with Tire Discounters to give you 9 road trip ideas for Spring Break plus some tips and discounts to make sure your car is ready for the drive! Make sure you don’t miss the special discount just for my readers mentioned later in this post!
Is your Car Road Trip Ready?
You might also be like me if you haven’t been driving as much lately! Doing school at home has kept our car in the garage for more days than not. When planning your Spring Break road trip, don’t let much needed car maintenance sneak up on you!
Tire Discounters Offers ‘Skip the Shop’ to Make Car Maintenance Easier for Families
I don’t need to talk about all of the ways 2020 changed every day life. Most of us parents are already well aware. But one of the biggest changes for me is having my kids with me ALL. THE. TIME. Right now we have better things to do than sit around at the mechanic’s waiting to get our oil changed. (Like multiplication tables and science experiments!)
Tire Discounters has come up with a way to make this service process easier for parents like us and it’s called Skip the Shop! A Tire Discounters Personal Vehicle Assistant will pick up and drive your car to the nearest Tire Discounters location, keep you updated on your vehicle status and return your car home to you when all the work is done!
Last week I was able to take advantage of the Skip the Shop service! My car got an oil change and an alignment while my boys and I worked on their schoolwork for the day! It was so easy and now I can be confident that my car is ready for our next road trip in a couple of weeks!
It’s so convenient to not have to leave the house to get your automobile serviced! The Skip the Shop service of pickup and delivery is being offered at no additional cost for a limited time! Think of all the things you can do (besides sit at the mechanic’s) while your car is getting ready for your super fun Spring Break!
Want to take advantage of this limited time offer? Schedule your appointment for Skip the Shop now!
I’m happy to partner with Tire Discounters to share some inspiration for your next road trip! These activities in Ohio would make a fun day trip or quick getaway for your family during Spring Break!
7 Ohio Road Trip Ideas for Spring Break:
1. The Wilds
Looking for an exotic spring break trip? Take an open air safari trip through the 10,000 acre safari park where animals can come right up to the tram! You will be surprised you’re still in Ohio!
Ohio Bird Sanctuary is a hidden gem that provides education and a unique experience for kids! See bald eagles, feed the birds and take a hike at this awesome bird sanctuary in Mansfield, Ohio!
Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills is a beautiful area to hike with the family! Some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ohio can be found in Hocking Hills and Old Man’s Cave will not disappoint!
African Safari Wildlife Park opens on March 26th and is a drive-through experience! Get up close to exotic animals like giraffes, zebras and more!
5. Olentangy Indian Caverns (opens April 1)
Olentangy Indian Caverns opens on April 1 and makes for a fun day out for families! Options include cave tours, mini golf, a petting zoo, gem mining, a large maze and more! Kids will have fun and learn something, too!
6. Ohio Caverns
Ohio Caverns is the largest of all the caves in Ohio. Choose from several tour options available to see the caverns! Kids can also enjoy gem mining on the property!
Butler County, Ohio boasts the largest number of donut shops per capita in the Midwest! The Butler County Donut Trail consists of 13 stops and if you hit them all you can turn in your passport to receive the official t-shirt!
Tire Discounters has 17 Store Locations in Columbus
Tire Discounters is the nation’s largest, 100% family owned and operated independent tire provider and is growing rapidly. Columbus is Tire Discounters second largest market.
There are 17 store locations in the Columbus area with Westerville being the newest location! Tire Discounters was recently named Tire Dealer of the Year and they are dedicated to delivering outstanding customer service.
Get Your Car Ready for Your Next Road Trip with a Special Discount
Did you know that Tire Discounters does more than just tires? Tire Discounters offers a full range of automotive services and they are offering my readers a special deal!
My readers can receive a free “Skip the Shop” car pick up and delivery service (a $24.99 value) plus 1/2 off a Full Synthetic Oil Change (Retail price is $69.99)! Total price for service will be $34.99 plus taxes and fees. Click here to access this special deal for readers of What Should We Do Today Columbus?!
Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Running Smoothly While Traveling for Spring Break
Now that you know how easy it is to get your oil changed and your tires aligned before your next trip, take a moment to read through these vehicle care and maintenance tips to prepare your vehicle to make sure you are ready to go. Tire Discounters does not charge for many of these checks!
- Check your brakes. Your braking system is arguably the most important part of your vehicle. If you notice a screeching or grinding sound, you feel a vibration, you sense a reduced responsiveness or you feel your car pull to one side, it’s time for a pro to inspect them
- Have an expert test your battery before you head out for a long road trip
- Check the condition of your tires. Ensure that they are expertly aligned, properly inflated and have an ample amount of tread.
Other important areas to check:
- Check your air filters.
- Keep an eye on oil levels.
- Check your wiper blades.
- Fill wiper fluid and anti-freeze.
- Remove dirt from sensors.
Finally, be sure to pack an emergency kit. You never know when you’ll get stranded. Be sure to have a kit with warm clothes and a blanket, some non-perishable food and a few bottles of water, a couple of safety flares, a first-aid kit and a mobile phone charger in case you get stranded.
Before you hit the road, be sure to monitor the weather before traveling!
Tire Discounters does not charge for many of these checks! Check out their funny YouTube video for more info!
My car and my family are ready to hit the road and I hope you are, too! Have a great Spring Break!
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