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Favorite road trip songs, movies to kick off summer vacation

Windows open, sunglasses on, miles of pavement stretching ahead. These are the ingredients for a legendary road trip.

Gear up for your own summer adventure with a few of our favorite road trip songs and movies.

Our Top 3 Road Trip Movies

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  • Little Miss Sunshine
    A yellow van, a dysfunctional family, and a little girl’s dream to become a beauty pageant winner. Is this a recipe for disaster or a classic American movie?
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation
    Clark Griswold is taking his family on a cross-country trip to Walley World. With his wife, kids, and grumpy Aunt Edna all loaded into the Wagon Queen Family Truckster, the vacation devolves into pure, hilarious chaos.
  • The Blues Brothers
    Elwood and Jake Blues are on a quest to start the next big blues band—and raise $5,000 to save the orphanage they grew up in in the process. An angry ex-girlfriend, a suspended license, and a few high-speed chases make this a road trip of epic proportions.

Our Top 3 Road Trip Songs

  • “Take it Easy” by The Eagles
    The Eagles’ advice to cure romantic troubles: A long drive with no destination.
  • “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen
    Springsteen’s 1975 hit is an anthem to getting in your car… and getting out of small-town America.
  • “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Johnny Cash
    3 minutes, 97 places, one great song. Only Johnny Cash could pull it off.

Now that you have movies and songs to inspire you, it’s time to plan your summer road trip.

And make sure your car is ready for the journey with a pre-trip visit to Auto Lab.

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