Tips for Driving to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving
The day of the week, the time of day and the weather are all factors in determining how safe your Thanksgiving drive will be. We’ve listed several tips, so that you can make it as easy as it needs to be:
Take off work early. Wednesday and Sunday are the busiest days to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday. If you have a few extra vacation days, consider starting your Thanksgiving travel on Monday or Tuesday.
Take your car in for a check up. Schedule Service with us, so that you can be assured you’re ready for the road.
• Perform basic maintenance. Check wipers, fluid levels, change your oil.
• Check your battery and inspect your tires for proper inflation and tread depth. And don’t forget about your spare tire.
• Have your brakes inspected.
Slow Down and Enjoy the Trip. Expect to hit traffic and for your trip to take longer than normal. By building in extra time to reach your destination, you’ll minimize the stress on everyone.
Avoid distracted driving. You should always be attentive and alert when driving. Consider pulling off the road to eat, make a phone call, or to send a text message.
Keep a safe following distance. If you drive during the day or in good weather conditions, it’s best to leave a three-second gap between you and the car in front of you.
Make sure you have your charging cords. While more and more cars are manufactured with touch screens, many of us still don’t have this feature.
Don’t eat turkey and drive.