Now that November is upon us, it officially means that the holiday season is here. Thanksgiving is notorious for being the busiest travel holiday of the year, and our team at Rob’s Automotive & Collision Center would like to make sure you and your vehicle are properly prepared for any holiday travel plans.
Here’s what you need to know in order to prepare your vehicle before you visit family and loved ones over these next several weeks.
Expect Thanksgiving Congestion
Each year, AAA releases statistics about how many Americans will be traveling during the holiday season. For 2018, AAA has projected the busiest Thanksgiving travel season since 2005! They project that nearly 54.3 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home this Thanksgiving, whether by plane, train, or automobile, a 4.8% increase from last year.
If you are one of the 48.5 million Americans planning on making a Thanksgiving road trip this year, global transportation analytics company, INRIX, warns that travel times in major cities could see drive duration nearly quadruple. If you are planning to head to any big cities this holiday season, you need to ensure your car is prepared for all types of circumstances.
How to Prep Your Car For Holiday Road Trip
Whether it’s the expensive cost of airline tickets or the close proximity to your family, many people will opt to pack up the vehicle and travel via the roads this holiday season. As the leading collision center in Bristol, PA and other nearby areas, we’d like to share some important actions that you should consider taking before venturing off this Thanksgiving. Some of those actions include:
⧫ Replacing your wiper blades
⧫ Checking your wiper fluid
⧫ Checking your lights
⧫ Having your battery inspected
⧫ Having your brakes inspected
⧫ Checking your tire pressure & tire condition
⧫ Checking your oil & coolant level
⧫ Creating an emergency kit
Rob’s Automotive Always There To Help
This holiday season and all-year-round, our towing center in Bristol offers 24-hour live dispatch emergency road service and much more. If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of being stuck on the side of the road, don’t forget to contact our team. Whether you need flat tire repair, jump-starts, towing, or any other road service or auto collision repair in Bristol, PA, give us a call at 215-826-9200. No emergency is too small or large for us to handle.
Stay safe and have a happy holiday!