Getting Ready For Holiday Travel

With Thanksgiving approaching, here are a few travel tips from SouthTowne Motors to keep in mind as you hit the highways toward your destination. Over the next several days, there will be an estimated 39.1 million Americans that will be traveling. Make sure that you arrive safely to your destination with our friendly and useful advice.

  1. Make sure to get plenty of sleep before hitting the road. The last thing you want is to be completely worn out and having to make a long trip.
  2. Make sure to map out your destination ahead of time. In case you don’t have a GPS system, there are multiple phone apps that can help you do everything from planning your route to find the lowest gas prices nearby.
  3. Make sure to thoroughly inspect your car before leaving. Make sure the tires are at their proper PSI, the oil is current or changed and the windshield washer fluid is full. Are your windshield wiper blades in good working order? If not, change them out for a set of new ones. Also, always make sure to have a spare on hand. Along with a spare tire, you will also want to have a jack as well. Do a walk around your vehicle checking to make sure all your lights and turn signals are in properly working order.
  4. Carry the necessary car essentials for your road trip. This will include a cell phone, phone charger, and your auto insurance card and registrations papers. You can never have too many good tunes to listen to. Bring along a few seasonal CDs to sing along to or use an iPod or MP3 player for music. This will help you stay alert during your drive and help pass the time.
  5. Never text and drive or surf the internet on your phone while operating a vehicle. It’s never worth risking your life and the lives of others on the road or in your Newnan Chevy. Also, in many locations, it’s prohibited to text and drive.
  6. If you’re driving for long periods of time, it can become tiring. Watch for signs of fatigue such as eye strain and drowsiness. Take regular rest breaks or share the driving. This way you can stay alert while driving and avoid any motor vehicle accidents.

Have a safe and happy holidays from SouthTowne Motors!

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