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Car Rental Road Trip

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If you have chosen to take a car rental road trip, you know you will need snacks, comfy clothes, and the directions to your destination. But have you thought about what else you may need on the way? Are you ready to handle any emergency that might happen? Here is the list of what not to forget on your road trip.


  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash
  • Hairbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Glasses and prescription sunglasses
  • Prescription medication

Travel Health

  • First aid kit (bandages, gauze, adhesives, etc.)
  • Pain and fever relievers
  • Thermometer
  • Cold medicines and throat lozenges
  • Diarrhea/laxative medicines
  • Allergy medicines
  • Hydrocortisone cream/antibacterial ointment
  • Sunburn relief
  • Insect repellent/mosquito net/sting reliever
  • Motion sickness pills or bands
  • Eye drops
  • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes

For the Drivers

  • Don’t forget energy drinks or coffee; keep it within arms reach
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Gun or Mints
  • Sunglasses
  • Sweater or Sweatshirt

Healthy Snacks

  • To stay alert, make good choices, pack healthy snacks, don’t get tempted with junk food at the gas stations.
  • Beef Jerking
  • Popcorn
  • Protein Bars
  • String Cheese
  • Carrots
  • Grapes
  • Trail Mix

Tech Support

  • Be sure to have everything you may need in case of emergency, but don’t get distracted.
  • GPS or Smart Phone with a mounted holder
  • Personal Hot Spot
  • Car Chargers
  • Maps, Gas, and Traffic Apps

Cleaning Supplies

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet Wipes
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Trash Bags

Cleaning Supplies

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet Wipes
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Trash Bags


  • Coloring Books (kids)
  • Card Games
  • Books and Magazines
  • Playlist
  • Audio Books

Unexpected Needs

  • Printed Map
  • Cash and Coins for Tolls
  • Pen and Papers
  • Phone Numbers
  • Vehicle Emergency Kit

When you are well-prepared for your road trip, you create the best lifelong memories. Once you have checked every item off this list, you are ready to jump in your car and hit the road. So buckle up, drive safe, and have the road trip of a lifetime!

Are you taking a trip?

If you are looking for a local Houston rental car company to meet your rental demands, look no further. We are right here in Houston, Texas. Call us if you’d like to learn more about our corporate rental program.
Relax, we’ll get you on the road with our easy terms and conditions. If you need a rental car or van, come to Elite Rent A Car for a reliable rental service.

We have been Serving Houstonians since 1998. Call us if you’re in the Houston, Texas area and need a rental vehicle.

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