As the holiday season approaches, there are certainly a lot of things to be thankful for. But congested holiday traffic is not one of them. Each year, more and more people get on the road for the 4-day weekend, with the promise of family, feast and football at the other end of the journey. Last year, AAA reported an estimated 47 million people traveled 50 or more miles from home on Turkey Day. So how do you stay safe and sane as you embark upon the Great American road trip this year? Here are some tips and suggestions to help you get ready to make the long drive this holiday season.
Ready your vehicle. Make sure it’s maintained and in good shape. Check your tire pressure, oil and coolant. And if it’s dirty, give it a good cleaning inside and out. Riding in a clean car is always a more enjoyable experience for the family.
Preset your navigation. Set your destination in your navigation well before your departure. This will be one less thing to worry about when you’re loading up the car last minute to get on the road in a timely manner.
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