Tips and Tricks to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Tailgating Season

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Vehicle Ready for Tailgating Season

Tailgating is not as simple as bringing sandwiches and a six-pack and sitting on the back of someone’s pickup. It takes elaborate planning and coordination to pull one off. No matter the size of your next tailgate party, you need to make sure your vehicle is ready. These expert hacks will take your tailgating skill to the next level.


Make More Room in Your Vehicle


For serious tailgaters, your vehicle may not offer enough space. We recommend that you get a hitch and cargo carrier. These are easy to install and the racks fit right on the back of your vehicle. They will give you more space to carry your tailgating gear like grills, portable fans, folding chairs, etc. Instead of cramming everything in your car, this carrier can hold your tailgating gear, leaving more legroom for you.


Make It Loud


It’s not a party unless there’s music. Without music pulsing, your tailgate will lack the luster. Playing music on your phone just won’t work, since all the other sounds will drown it out. Portable speakers can be powerful and fun, and really rock your party. Get portable speakers installed and make sure that you charge them fully to last the entire day. With so many different types of speakers, you can find one that’s perfect for you.


Bring Your Own TV


Many tailgaters don’t even set foot in the stadium. For them, the real fun is the party outside. If this sounds like you, we recommend you get a portable TV installed in the back of your vehicle. This way, you don’t have to miss a single second of your party or the game. There are many options for TV stands, like ones that mount flat screens and rotate 360 degrees.


Who Says Smoking Is Bad?


It’s not a tailgate if there’s no barbecue. If you plan to fire up the grill, there are many portable one appropriate for the occasion. You can even take it up a notch by installing a portable kitchen. A portable kitchen allows you to grill, fry, stew, smoke, and even bake.


For most tailgaters, if it isn’t barbecue, it isn’t food. Fire up the grill and make it smokin’ good. Make sure you carry all the tools for a good barbecue. Our must-haves include a pair of tongs, a spatula, large metal spoon, a couple of knives, cooking spray, 3-4 metal bowls, butane fuel, matches, and aluminum foil. You may add items depending on what you plan to cook.


Give Into Beer Pressure


Stock up your cooler for the tailgating season (or football season, for those who don’t measure the year in alcohol). You could go with the traditional 30 pack, or take it to another level by mixing up some game day concoctions. You can mix up the University of Alabama favorite Alabama Slammers or an energy-packed Health Switchel made of bourbon, maple syrup, and ginger beer.


Drinking in a stadium parking lot doesn’t mean you have to settle for the bottom-shelf swill. Whip up some fancy cocktails with white wine, fruit liqueur, and gin or vodka. No matter what your preference, make sure there’s enough to go around.


Food and drinks make tailgating the best part of the game. To bring your tailgate to success, make sure that your vehicle is ready. Using these tips to prepare your car for tailgating season means more room for fun.