The holidays are coming up and I am sure you are planning to go and see family whether it be driving to go meet up with them for Thanksgiving, or spend Christmas day with them. Before traveling across the state(s) or even across town make sure you are ready for the upcoming trip. There are a few things Bosak Honda Highland and associates want you to keep in mind before you leave this holiday.
Holiday Travel Tips
November 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
The number 1 thing before leaving for a big trip is to get your car checked. Preferably by a mechanic or someone who actually knows what they are doing. You want to make sure your car is up to date with everything, all fluids are filled, brakes are good, tires, etc. This is a mistake some people make, they think even if they are just driving across town, that nothing can happen within that time. But you never really know what could happen, that last thing you want is to be stuck in the middle of nowhere on Christmas eve.
Map it out! Print out directions if you have to, or make sure you have saved the route to and from your destination. If you are using your phone, charge it all the way and bring a portable charger, so there are no stops or bumps on your way there.
Pack well. I think the best way to make is to make a list from most essential things to least essential things. For example, most essential would be, money, contact information, maps, any valuable items. Next would be the usual toiletries, shampoo, toothbrushes, etc. But if you are staying with family I’m sure they’ll let you use their shampoo or q-tips. If you are traveling with kids, pack a few snacks for them on the go or little car games, like some cards, handheld games, books, etc.
Be prepared for an emergency. If you do happen to break down in the middle of the road, and you’re supposed to be at Aunt Marie’s house in time to get a good piece of Turkey in 30 minutes, make sure you pack a good emergency kit for your car, have a full charged phone on hand to make emergency calls. Have a roadside assistance available if possible, be ready for the unexpected.
If you plan to travel with Mr. Snowball, or Fido, make sure they are properly restrained on the trip. You don’t want to get in an accident because you have a dog walking around between seats. Same with children, make sure they are in the appropriate car seat if needed.