Happy Thanksgiving from the team here at Don's Auto Repair! We hope that you had a wonderful day and that you have happy holidays to come this winter. We know that holidays usually mean that you will be doing a lot of traveling, whether a short trip or a longer trek. If you are planning a holiday road trip in the near future, we recommend that you ensure your vehicle is well prepared for the journey before you embark.
Before you hit the road, it is important to have a full vehicle inspection performed that will check your vehicles overall condition and vital components. This will allow you to have peace of mind that your vehicle will stay reliable on your trip. It can also catch any issues before you leave and check things like your tires and fluids that will need to be in good condition for a road trip.
We also recommend that you make a list of important items to have in your vehicle in the case of emergencies. Depending on where you will be traveling, you may find yourself in an area without open or accessible resources in the case of an emergency. Some items we recommend bringing along include coats, blankets, first aid kit, spare tire, jack, flashlight, flares, cell phone charger, wrench, gloves, and chains if you will be driving through snow.
If you're traveling with your family or children, make sure that you have extra snacks and water in the car. It also helps to plan ahead and determine where and when you will get your meals during the trip. Bringing games or activities for the kids to do in the car can also keep everyone busy and in good spirits on the way.
We hope that you have amazing holidays to come and that you remain safe wherever you may be traveling. If you need anything for your vehicle, don’t hesitate to stop by Don's Auto Repair today.