Friday, May 26, 2017

Your Memorial Day Road Trip Survival Guide w. Carroll Lachnit, Consumer Advice Editor,

With almost 80 percent of American families planning to hit the open road this summer, it’s safe to say The Great American Road Trip is making a resurgence. Whether it’s a last-minute decision to get out of town for Memorial Day Weekend, finally crossing the “big trip” off your bucket list or just taking advantage of unexpectedly low gas prices, travelers need a plan in place before putting the pedal to the metal.

Carroll Lachnit, Consumer Advice Editor at, shares her road trip checklist and to help you avoid breakdowns, meltdowns and everything in between! From making sure your AC is up to the challenge to mapping out your potty pit stops, Carroll will have you covered.

Check out our interview below:

Carroll Lachnit
Carroll Lachnit is a consumer advice editor at, responsible for directing a team that writes about car shopping, leasing and related topics. Lachnit is a career journalist and has worked as a daily newspaper reporter, magazine editor and Web site editor. She's also the author of four published mystery novels, including one in which the protagonist manages to free herself from the trunk of a Hyundai Elantra (prior to the advent of trunk-safety releases) before it's crushed by freight train. Her first car was a hand-me-down 1960 Chevrolet Impala.

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