A bit of history
The famous Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers memorial highway, the Main Street Of America or the Mother Road, was established on November 11, 1926, and has been one the most famous roads of the United States ever since. It will allow you traveling from Chicago, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before ending in Santa Monica, California, with a length of 3940 kilometers. Here is a look at some of the highlights of Route 66.
Driving through one of America’s most iconic highways is definitely the trip of a lifetime; this legendary road passes through the heart of the United States while taking a gaze into some of the country’s roadside scenes that would leave you speechless for weeks.
Before setting sail, you must ensure your vehicle is at optimal condition, full tank and proper oil levels. You may as well want to check the alignment and balance of your vehicle’s axis.
Whenever you wish to call it a day, you may want to consider staying at some of our recommended places that charge less than $150 a night, such as the Three Roses at Illinois, The Blue Swallow at New Mexico, Campbell Hotel at Oklahoma, La Posada at Arizona, or the Wigwam Motel at California. All of these offer restaurants with delicious dinners and breakfasts, as well as Wi-Fi availability for all the customers.
Precautions to take while traveling
Traveling through almost four thousand kilometers can symbolize a great deal of strain for any vehicle, especially if you’re the kind of traveler who likes to take 10 hours straight up drives. This is why we advise you carry a basic car maintenance kit, as well as an electric air pump for your wheels, should things go south. Also make sure you have a spare tire in optimal conditions for the worst case scenario.
And you can never be too prepared for whatever comes wrongly. Be sure to have an emergency budget in case your car reaches an unfortunate scenario of “completely out of service”; should this happen you will very likely require a tow truck service to take you to the nearest mechanical auto workshop and get the immediate aid you require in a fast pace, so you don’t lose anything from your dreamed trip.
There are several dedicated tow truck, wreckers and auto repair services available with express speed spread evenly throughout New Mexico, Arizona and Oklahoma. These could be considered your checkpoints or “pits” for routine maintenance and making sure everything’s still in order in your car’s insides to ensure a seamless trip with no emergencies.