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Death Valley road, a road out of the ordinary

Death Valley road, a road out of the ordinary

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Death Valley road, a road out of the ordinary

Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in the Western Hemisphere. Death Valley is still fascinating and surprisingly popular, especially as a brief road-trip stop. There are so many different landscapes in one place, one minute you’re stood in the Valley of Fire surrounded by mountains looking down this deserted road with not another car in sight.

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– Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat. You can get sunburned and dehydrated easily.

Always take a few extra precautions when driving through there Death Valley:

– Your sense of speed gets warped by having few references and driving at the same speed for hours. Use the cruise control to prevent speeding.

– make sure you have enough gas to get to where you want to go. Confirm where the next gas station is.

– check the tyre pressure and make sure the spare is in good condition.

– check the oil levels.

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In terms of how well the air conditioner operates – modern ones are pretty good. Modern ones are used all over the world, in the desert in Africa, Australia and work just fine.

Indeed, modern systems are designed to handle the hottest summer days. Be aware though, that using it will affect your fuel consumption as well, so take that into account if the system is working hard and you have a long way to go.

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If you stop the car to take photographs, make sure you do not have car behind you, and park on the side of the road, gently, with the flashing.

Stay on paved roads in summer, and if your car breaks down, stay with it until help arrives. Always bring plenty of water in your car in case of emergency and drink at least 2 to 4 liters per day, more if you are active in the heat.

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Death Valley road, go to a timeless journey

Death Valley road, go to a timeless journey

 

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