Staying Safe on the Road This Holiday Season



The holiday season is upon us, which means a lot more people will be travelling as they head out in anticipation of turkey, gravy, holiday lights, and more good cheer. If you’re planning to take a road trip soon, stay safe with these preparation tips!

Service your vehicle.

Be sure to take your vehicle in for an inspection, oil change, and tire rotation. It’s best to catch any potential problems before they arise and leave you stranded on the side of the road, possibly even derailing your holiday plans.

Preset your car’s navigation.

Before you depart, plug your destination into your navigation system — it’s one less thing to worry about, and you’ll know exactly when you need to leave to arrive on time.

Check out the weather report.

Knowing the road conditions before they surprise you can help you to plan your route and be ready for any upcoming hazards.

Make an emergency kit.

For many, Thanksgiving can be the first weekend of winter driving, so it’s important to be prepared for any potential accidents or injuries. Having an emergency kit readily available in your car is essential. Packing along an extra phone charger is also a good idea.

Be safe.

Road trips can be long — sometimes days at a time — so be sure to always follow safety rules. Don’t text and drive, avoid any distractions, obey speed limits, and always wear your seatbelt!

Take breaks.

Road trips can be exhausting, so make frequent stops. If you have a responsible passenger who can also drive, switch roles every now and then to remain alert and reduce fatigue. We want you to arrive at your destination safely and trouble-free, so give us a call to schedule your service in time for your holiday travels!