The holiday season is here! As families across Florida are preparing for friendly gatherings, many will be travelling to spend the holidays with loved ones. If your holiday plans involve a road trip, be prepared so your trip is safe and worry free!
Pack for your Passengers. Having snacks and drinks available can help keep your passengers comfortable during longer drives. Make sure you bring CDs, music, or entertainment, but remember – the driver is in control! Don’t bring anything that would be a dangerous distraction to the driver.
Check your Emergency Kit. Road conditions are unpredictable this time of year, especially if you are traveling outside of the state. Make sure your vehicle is equipped with an emergency kit, including spare tire, jack, jumper cables, and emergency supplies.
Watch Road Conditions. Holidays mean the busiest roads in Pensacola and across the country. Check your favorite traffic app before you leave and adjust your route if needed. Avoiding crowded roads can help you stay safe, avoid congestion, and reach your destination faster.
Have your Vehicle Inspected. The best way to avoid car trouble is with a thorough inspection! Bring your vehicle into Evans Automotive and our experienced technicians will inspect your car and maintenance schedule. If your vehicle needs any services, we will review the options with you so you can make an educated decision and take care of the maintenance before you leave for your holiday travels.
Have a Plan B. Should an accident or weather affect your route, be prepared with an alternative option. Staying in a hotel for the night or adjusting your course can help you avoid stressful hours in traffic and keep your family safe.
As you plan your holiday travel, whether you’re driving across the country or to the airport, keep your family safe on the roads in Pensacola. What are your best tips for holiday travel? Share them on our Facebook page.
Before your next road trip, stop by Evans Automotive for a pre-trip inspection. Our experienced auto technicians will help your family prepare for the journey and make sure your vehicle is in good condition. Request an appointment online or call our auto repair shop in Pensacola at 850.455.7374.