December 2, 2015

Holiday Driving Tips

            Driving during the holiday can mean that there is heavier traffic on the roads. Make sure your vehicle is in the best condition possible by having it maintained. If you are not sure how often to bring the vehicle in, you can contact us and we can advise you on the recommended schedule. By having the vehicle inspected, you can ensure it can be as reliable as possible when you are on the road this holiday season. There are some things you can do to help improve the vehicle when you drive this winter. The first step is to make sure your vehicle is operating properly. The lights, oil, tires, belts, hoses, brake fluid, antifreeze fluid and the condition of the battery should all be checked by a professional before leaving. Plan your route in advance and check traffic reports and weather conditions before you leave. As a backup, bring along a paper map. Even with a GPS system it is recommended to bring along another option should something occur where using a GPS is not possible. Follow speed limits and remember excess traffic and congestion on the roads may mean you will have to travel below posted limits. Always drive at a speed you feel comfortable at. By doing so, you can reduce the chance of an accident. When you get ready to travel, make sure the vehicle is in the best condition possible. This can help you to be prepared for anything that you might encounter on the road. It is always important to bring your vehicle in at the first sign of an issue. This can help prevent further damage to your vehicle and other wear and tear to parts. When you notice an issue early, you can save time, money, and stress in the long run.