What you need to know before hitting the road amid COVID-19

With many families turning to road trips for their summer vacations because of the pandemic, many are curious about what to pack or what to do to stay safe before taking that long drive.
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Now we're getting behind the wheel of a new series, "Gma" road trip, y'all. This morning we're exploring how to navigate summer vacation during the pandemic as so many Americans are choosing to hit the open road instead of taking to the skies due to covid-19. Gio Benitez, who better to join us with more on all of this. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, robin. Good morning to you. Yeah, without a doubt it is the summer of the great American road trip. In fact, in some states we're actually already seeing more traffic than we did before the pandemic. So this morning, we asked the experts for some advice. Take a look. this summer it's all about the rules of the road. With many families like robin and her teenager Kai changing vacation plans and getting in the car instead. Summer vacation we had planned to go to Europe and covid-19 hit and those plans fell through. We decided we're going to do the old-fashioned road trip. Reporter: Tens of millions will be doing the same this summer. I'm excited and taking precautions. I am worried a little bit about, you know, covid on the road. Reporter: The safest way to take a vacation right now is probably by car and going someplace you can observe the same precautions and social distancing you would do if you were staying at home. But what does it take to get road trip ready? First off you have to remember that the three top items that we get calls for at aaa are flat tire, dead batteries and people locking themselves out of their vehicles. If when you went out to start your vehicle it did not start, you need to change that battery. Get it tested by a technician and don't lock yourself out of your vehicle. You might carry an extra key. Reporter: One of the top tips we're not always thinking about, check your tire pressure. Especially if you haven't been using your car very much during the pandemic and how do you know what your tire pressure should be? Just look right here. It's right on your car. Make sure you plan your route and download helpful apps before you hit the road. Waze will map out a route and monitor traffic in realtime to avoid slowdowns while on the road. Gas buddy can find the best fuel prices as you go and aaa's website offers a covid-19 map for a state-by-state breakdown of mandates and restricts. And most importantly, enjoy the open road. I'm excited. I like adventures. I like driving. I like the open road and I'm excited about getting to do this with him. Reporter: And don't forget to bring that hand sanitizer and those wipes. Especially if you're stopping at a service area like this you'll be pumping that gas, touching those handle, by the way throughout the week here on "Gma," we're going to be giving you more tips on what to do to keep safe on the road and have robin. Have some fun, always with you, gio. Off to a great start. Thanks so much.

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