Holiday travel can be stressful with so many people on the road and everyone trying to get to grandma’s before the big meal. Here are a few helpful holiday road trip travel tips to keep in mind before you set off for the celebrations.
Whether it’s a moderate or long trip, make sure your vehicle is in safe condition. Check the tire tread, tire pressure, oil, and engine fluids so you won’t have any breakdowns. Better yet, visit Finley Buick GMC’s service center to properly make sure you’re all set for the trip.
Just in case, have your roadside assistance information available if you end up needing it. Always have a charged cell phone as well as a charger with car adapter handy so you can call for aid. If you are driving somewhere where lots of snow is in the forecast, make sure you have a small survival pack in the vehicle. Include snacks, flashlights, flares, blankets, kitty litter for traction if you’re stuck, and a first aid kit.
Check traffic on the route you plan to take and be prepared for those busy roads. Try to leave early or later if you can to avoid heavy traffic.
When you make stops keep all valuables hidden. Use the trunk or a covered rear area to stow things out of sight. If you have kids with you remind them to never talk to strangers. Go with them when they visit the bathroom, and for extreme situations an emergency whistle will help you find them if the family gets separated.
Safe travels and happy holidays from Finley Buick GMC!