Over 100 million Americans are expected to travel (over 50 miles) on the road for the holiday season. With such a large number of people out on the road at once, traffic congestion is inevitable. To ensure you and your loved ones arrive at your destination safely, you need to do some pre-planning beforehand. Here are Folsom Automotive Service LLC's holiday travel tips!
Tip #1 - Get a pre-trip inspection
Before you embark on your journey, please take your car to our shop. Our certified team of technicians can assist you with the following:
- Measure tire pressure and tread depth
- Inspect and replace wiper blades
- Refill windshield washer fluid
- Test your vehicle battery
- and More!
Tip #2 - Pack an emergency kit
You'll need the following items:
- Jackets, hats, and blankets
- Flashlights with new batteries
- Warning flares or triangles
- Paper towels
- Drinking water and non-perishable snack bars
- Basic tools
- Spare tire
- Jumper cables
- First aid kit
- Phone charger
Tip #3 - Avoid traveling during peak times
The Wednesday or day before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after are the busiest days of road travel. If your schedule permits you to rearrange your travel dates, we advise you to do so.
Tip #4 - Be well-rested for the drive
If you have a lengthy road trip ahead of you, please make sure you get a good night's sleep before stepping behind the wheel. Driving with sleep deprivation can significantly lower your reaction time and dangerously affect your coordination.
Tip #5 - Rest stops are okay!
It's encouraged for you to take rest stops every few hours, so you can stress and use the bathroom. Doing so will keep both the driver and passengers sharp.
If you require a pre-trip inspection for the upcoming holidays, we invite you to visit Folsom Automotive Service LLC today! You can reach us at (916) 500-7974 or schedule an appointment online now.