Electric Daisy Carnival

Jun 16, 2013

EDC Vegas ProTip #6 Check Over Your Vehicle if Driving

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

This tip had not been originally planned but thanks for the comment left by Luis on tip #7 it has taken over this spot. There’s a lot of us who’ll be flying in to Las Vegas and using the shuttle buses but there’s just as many who’ll be driving from all over the place and from far distances. The intense desert heat could give your car a beating if you aren’t prepared. Some simple maintenance could be the difference between a smooth trip and getting stuck on the side of the road somewhere.

These are all simple and general maintenance things that everyone who drives a vehicle should know but if you’re not sure call your dad, mom, grandpa, grandma, uncle or whoever else in your family is good with cars that can help you.

Keep these things in mind as well if you regularly travel for partying.

Two previous tips about driving:

Now for the car care:

** Fill up your gas tank. Don’t let yourself get stuck in traffic and suddenly run out of gas. Once the tank gets below a quarter tank stop and fill it up.

** Check your tires. Check the pressure and treads. It will suck if you need to get a tire replaced before leaving and spending money you may not have but it’s better to get done than have something happen due to a blow out.

** Check your spare tire and jack. Don’t take it out for extra space to store your luggage.

** Check these fluids: Oil, brake, transmission, power steering and of course coolant. Open the hood of your car and check your car out, you don’t want to have to rely on a gauge light when it’s typically too late especially if you’re driving through the middle of the desert somewhere.

** Bring some extra water and snacks. Just in case you get stuck somewhere in the middle of the day you want to be prepared. There’ll likely be enough people travelling as well but it’s better to be on the safe side.

** Check your headlights, brake lights, taillights and turn signals. A headlight or taillight out will send up a red flag to any cops and let’s be honest, depending on your activities the less attention you draw to yourself the better.

** Watch the temperature gauge. If the car starts getting hot turn off the air conditioning and turn the heat on with the vents pointed away from you to help get some heat off of the engine.

These are just some general tips for taking care of your car and should be done often. If you’re driving and you’re not sure ask someone to help you.

The level of excitement will be strong but be smart as you’re driving to Las Vegas. The police know there’ll be over 100,000 partiers heading into the city so they’ll be on the look out. There’s no need to be paranoid but if you’re doing things you shouldn’t be you may want to hold off on painting EDC all over the windows.

There’s an old saying that’s great advice to follow, only break one law at a time! Speeding, a broken turn signal or headlight out is considered breaking the law. Think about it and be safe and smart.

About the ProTips: I’ve been counting down the days until Electric Daisy Carnival with a tip a day until the day of the festival. There’ll be more to come after this one and you can view ALL of them here.

Previous ProTips:

#7 THE ESSENTIAL PACKING LIST

#8 WEATHER FORECAST SAYS TO BRING SUNSCREEN

#9 DO NOT MISS A SUNRISE AT THE FESTIVAL

#10 TEN THINGS TO HAVE READY BY FRIDAY

#11 SHARE THIS PICTURE

#12 YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE, TOO LATE TO START LIFTING

#13 DON’T LISTEN TO ANY MORE RECENT MIXES

#14 HAVE A PLAN B

#15 AVOID MAKING EDC BABIES

#16 HAVE ONE CREDIT CARD READY FOR HOTEL CHECK IN

#17 DON’T CROWD SURF

#18 PLAN YOUR DAYS WITH YOUR GROUP

#19 GETTING FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL

#20 PLAN YOUR MONEY, SAVE MONEY FOR THE TRIP HOME

#21 NO OPEN CONTAINERS IF YOU’RE DRIVING

#22 BE NICE, DO NOT JUDGE AND HAVE FUN

#23 LAST CHANCE TO ORDER ANYTHING ONLINE

#24 GET TO KNOW THE BARTENDER, FOOD VENDOR, ETC

#25 PLAN FOR THE WORST HANGOVER OF YOUR LIFE

#26 ALCOHOL AND THE HEAT ARE YOUR ENEMY

#27 TIME STAMP TEXT MESSAGES

#28 THE DEUCE BUS ON THE STRIP IS SLOW

#29 DRIVING TO THE FESTIVAL

#30 WEAR A WATCH FOR TIME

#31 DOG TAGS WITH YOUR NAME AND NUMBER FOR KEYS

#32 BRING AN EXTRA CELL PHONE BATTERY OR CHARGING ATTACHMENT

#33 EXPECT A THOROUGH SEARCH

#34 MAKE A PLAN TO STAY TOGETHER AND A PLAN IF YOU GET SEPARATED

#35 STAY OFF OF FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

#36 TIP THE FREE WATER PEOPLE

#37 BUY A SMOOTHIE

#38 BUYING AND SELLING TICKETS NOW THAT IT’S SOLD OUT

#39 HOW TO CHECK THE SHIPPING STATUS OF YOUR TICKETS

#40 BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO BACKUP PICS OR USE A CLOUD APP

#41 INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLER’S CHECK YOUR PHONE PLANS

#42 RACHEL’S AWESOME GUIDE TO THE BATHROOMS

#43 TAKE PICTURES BUT DON’T BE A PHOTOGRAPHER

#44 DON’T FEAR THE K9 UNIT VAN

#45 WARMUP AND STRETCH BEFORE YOU GO WILD

#46 DON’T FEAR THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL IF SOMETHING IS WRONG

#47 BE CAUTIOUS OF PEOPLE TRYING TO SELL YOU THINGS ON THE STRIP

#48 BE PREPARED FOR CIGARETTE SMOKE

#49 PRINT OUT OR WRITE DOWN PHONE NUMBERS

#50 PRINT OUT YOUR FLIGHT AND HOTEL INFO

#51 REMEMBER IT’S AN EXPERIENCE, NOT A CONCERT

#52 READ THE LINEUP ABOUT 500 TIMES A MINUTE

#53 PREVENT YOURSELF FROM BEING A GRUMPY PAIN IN THE ASS

#54 READ THE GUIDELINES TO KNOW WHAT’S PROHIBITED

#55 FOUR REASONS TO RENT A LOCKER

#56 EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS

#57 ENERGY GELS, GRANOLA, PROTEIN AND MEAL REPLACEMENT BARS

#58 BE A TOURIST, CHECK OUT SOME FREE VEGAS ATTRACTIONS

#59 BEING PREPARED FOR THE POOL PARTIES

#60 REMEMBER GROUND CONTROL IS FOR US, NOT AGAINST US

#61 WRIST WALLET OR RUNNERS WAIST PACK INSTEAD OF POCKETS

#62 SUNSCREEN FOR THE DAY AND FESTIVAL LINE

#63 PACK LIGHT

#64 DON’T BE AFRAID TO SLEEP

#65 BRING A WIFI ROUTER TO SHARE YOUR ROOMS CONNECTION

#66 MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF LICENSE, PASSPORT AND CREDIT CARDS

#67 GET CASH FROM THE ATM BEFORE HEADING TO THE FESTIVAL

#68 HELP OUT A FELLOW RAVER

#69 TELL YOUR PARENTS WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN VEGAS AND WHEN BACK HOME

#70 THREE SEALED PACKS OF GUM

#71 TELL YOUR BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES

#72 THINK ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE

#73 BUY AN INSOMNIAC WATER BOTTLE OR CAMELBAK

#74 EDUCATE YOURSELF AND KNOW THAT LESS IS MORE

#75 DO NOT EXPECT CELL PHONE SERVICE

#76 GO ON THE RIDES

#77 COMFORT OVER FASHION

#78 START SAVING MONEY IMMEDIATELY

#79 DON’T BE A PRISONER

#80 WATER WATER WATER WATER

#81 BUY A SHUTTLE PASS

#82: DON’T FORGET CHAP STICK



About the Author

Keith Wozniak
Founder of this web site, I have also has been involved with raves since 1999 as a raver, flyer guy, owned a promotion company throwing small and large events and also ran one of the first Dancesafe chapters. I've done it all and have never thought the scene was dead. Also writes for SchulzArmy.com




 
 

 

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