All packed and ready? Make sure you're covered!

Good sing-along music, ‘Padkos’, great company and long scenic drives – it’s that time of the year again where we get to hit the road with loved ones. During this festive season, the last thing you want to be dealing with is road trip blues due to sudden car trouble. So, before you head off on your epic road trip, be sure to give your car a full pre-trip inspection and check in with your insurance provider – doing this could save you from unnecessary financial frustrations.

If you’re not so sure where to start, here are a few guidelines to help you get your car road trip ready:

 Run a complete technical and mechanical inspection

Mechanical breakdown and technical malfunction can really ruin a fun-filled road trip plan. Before heading off, book your car in for a full technical inspection or if you know your way around cars, you can also DIY and save.

Cross–border trips

Remember to request a border letter from your insurer if you’re planning to cross any of the South African borders. As a MiWay client, you skip the call centre queues and simply generate your own border letter via MiXpress or on the MiWay App.

Check your insurance policy

You’ve checked your car for a smooth drive, now it’s time to ensure that you are adequately covered for the ride. Give your policy document a good read through before hitting the road. Knowing what you are covered for will help you travel with ease and enjoy the time away a little better.

By ensuring that your car and its insurance is in order, you can save a considerable amount of time and money, not to mention that you will ensure that your road trip remains the epitome of fun. Getting an insurance quote from MiWay is as easy as booking that hotel you’ve been thinking of all year– just do it online!

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