During the Thanksgiving holiday season thousands of students pack up their cars and head home for stuffing, turkey and awkward family discussions about what major they chose or what they’ll be doing post-college. Here are some tips from us that will get you home safely so at least you get one less lecture this holiday season:
- Inspect Your Vehicle
One of the simplest things you can do before you head off on a long road trip is inspect your car. You should look for any noticeable damages: ensure all your lights, tires and safety features are operational. Check your vehicle’s fluids such as your oil, antifreeze and gas. If your trip is super long, consider getting an oil change (we have a discount going on right now!). And don’t forget to check your wiper blades, the holiday season can bring on severe weather and you need your wipers to operate at your very best.
Not sure how to inspect your car properly? Have us do it for you.
- Test Major Components
There are a lot of moving parts on your vehicle, so it would be tough for you to check each one individually but make sure to have an auto mechanic check out the major systems. Ensure that they your starters, alternators, batteries and check engine lights are all working properly.
Contact us to see what tests we can do for you to make sure your car is running smoothly.
- Emergency Kit Prep
Whether your trip is an hour, a day or longer you never know what can happen. There is nothing worse than being stuck on the side of the road in a broken-down car and not having emergency supplies to keep you and your loved ones safe. Your emergency kit doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but a few basic things should always be in there:
- Spare batteries
- Pet essentials (when you travel with your four-legged friends)
- Electronic accessories like a phone charge
- Invest in a Emergency Service
When you are heading out on multiple road trips over the holiday season investing in an emergency roadside service like AAA or Geico can make sure you are prepared for anything. That way, if something happens and you aren’t sure what to do you always have someone to call.
Stay safe and have a great holiday with friends and family!