Be­fore you go

CLEO (Singapore) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Love the idea of the free­dom of the road? Make sure you’ve worked out these prac­ti­cal bits first to avoid any is­sues (and break­downs) in the mid­dle of nowhere.

SHOP AROUND

Re­search dif­fer­ent car rental com­pa­nies to get the best deals, and don’t for­get to do a test drive be­fore you go.

BE SMART

Ac­ci­dents can hap­pen, so make sure you get ve­hi­cle in­sur­ance. Pick the right cov­er­age that will take care of any in­ci­dent amount­ing to dam­age, from ac­ci­den­tal scratches and bumps to se­ri­ous dents and en­gine dam­age.

STAY ALERT

Never drive when tired. Take a break or get some­one else to drive if you start to flag.

SAFETY FIRST

Make sure your oil and water are topped up. Ask some­one to help you at the petrol sta­tion if you’re un­sure.

DO YOUR RE­SEARCH

Make sure you know the road rules (and which side of the road you should be driv­ing on) be­fore you hit the road!

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