Road Trip ChecklistFrom Baxter Subaru La Vista

2024 Subaru Crosstrek with a bunch of camping essentials

Are you preparing for a Nebraska road trip? Between planning out pitstops and accommodations, we understand if you'll let car maintenance slide under the radar. Thankfully, the team at our Subaru dealership near Omaha, NE, has you covered with a comprehensive road trip checklist.

Prior to your departure, we recommend reading through our guide to see if you need a pre-trip car inspection. Even if you're confident that your Subaru model is equipped to handle a variety of weather and road conditions, we advise that you turn to our nearby Subaru service center for any necessary auto maintenance.

Couple loading camping gear into backseat of 2024 Subaru Crosstrek

Road Trip Checklist for a Car

Have you been asking yourself "Can I take a high-mileage car on a road trip?" or "Is my car too old for a road trip?" Keep up with Subaru service intervals and your vehicle should be all set, no matter how many miles on the odometer.

Browse our essential road trip vehicle list, then schedule Subaru Outback repairs or Forester service at our auto repair shop near Omaha to get maintenance such as:

  • Full conventional or synthetic oil change
  • Replace engine or cabin air filter
  • Fresh windshield wiper blades
  • Battery test and/or replacement
  • Top off fluids
  • Inspect belts and hoses
  • Check tire tread
  • Replace burnt out lights

How to Plan Your Omaha Road Trip

Whether you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway or taking a long Midwest road trip that passes through the city, Omaha is home to many fun activities. Families can take their children to Omaha’s -- rated one of the best in the nation. Or, head to Omaha Children's Museum to see some enlightening exhibits.

There are a few other fun museums that are catered to both adults and kids, such as The Durham Museum, as well as fun outdoor activities like the Lauritzen Gardens. Once you’re ready to satisfy your appetite, head to one of Omaha’s best restaurants. Block 16 is a favorite among both locals and tourists, while M’s Pub is the perfect place to wind down after a busy day out in the city.

2023 Subaru Forester driving on road with bikes on roof bike rack
2023 Subaru Legacy driving down wet road in neighborhood

What to Bring on a Road Trip

Aside from ensuring that your Subaru Ascent service or Crosstrek maintenance essentials are addressed prior to your road trip, there are a few other factors you'll want to properly prepare for. We recommend you bring emergency supplies to be safe, as well as any comfort items that might enhance the journey.

In need of new Subaru wiper blades, floor mats or a roof rack? Browse our genuine Subaru parts and accessories for sale to get what you need. Our car checklist for your road trip includes:

  • Jumper cables
  • Emergency kit
  • Flashlight
  • Spare tire
  • Extra phone charger
  • Small cooler
  • Paper map
  • Jug of water
  • All-weather floor mats
  • UV window shade

Contact Baxter Subaru La Vista to speak with our team for help with preparing your car for a road trip. From headlight replacements to Subaru synthetic oil changes and advice on things to do in Omaha, our team of auto repair techs has you covered for your next fun adventure!

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