Summer road trips can be fun for the whole family, and that can include a household pet. Here are three tips for taking a road trip safely with your favorite furry friend:
- Use the right carrier – The right size and design pet carrier can help your cat, dog, or another companion to be comfortable while riding safely. A loose animal in the car can cause a dangerous distraction for the driver, and it can be dangerous for the pet if you are in an accident.
- Don’t leave them in the car – Even if you are just getting out at a rest stop for a few minutes, the interior temps in a car can spike quickly during summer. Even cracking the windows or the sunroof may not be enough. So always do the smart thing and take your pet out of the car with you.
- Get an ID tag – If your pet is lost when you are away from home, it may be tougher for him or her to find the way back to you in unfamiliar surroundings. A name tag with your number may save the day if your pet wanders off.
Don’t Forget Your Trip Interruption Insurance
Of course, one thing that could spoil the trip for everyone would be a breakdown. Fortunately, you can pair an extended warranty from Vehicle Service Center with trip interruption benefits. That will allow you to rest easy, even if your road trip takes an unexpected stop for a day or two while you are getting repairs. Call 1-800-280-6708 to get a free quote from one of our vehicle protection specialists, or you can request your quote online.