The holidays are just around the corner, with Thanksgiving in a week and Christmas coming soon after. With all of the festivities of the season, holiday parties are most likely part of your schedule. While this is a celebratory time, it is also essential to think of safety, specifically road safety, as you are traveling to your holiday parties. We’ve decided to answer common concerns about road safety tips during the holiday season because following a few safety tips while driving to your holiday gatherings will save a lot of time, money, and heartache long-term.
How can I get to my holiday party safely?
Although it may sound like a no-brainer, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination, especially when winter weather is part of the equation. If you’re rushing during traffic and turbulent weather, there is very little room for error. You can even plan a more extended trip filled with road games, treats, family sing-a-longs, and others while traveling to spend quality time with loved ones. Not everything has to be rushed!
When is a good time frame to have my car serviced?
Have your car serviced well before the event! Make sure your car is updated on maintenance, and double-check with your mechanic for a thorough examination of your vehicle’s road readiness. If your trip involves snow, stock your car with a winter survival kit filled with jumper cables, LED flashlights, snow scrapers, cell chargers, an excellent first aid kit, tire chains, warm clothes, and blankets, as well as food.
How does this affect my car’s tire pressure?
Once temperatures go below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, your car tires may experience deflation. You can avoid this by ensuring that all of your car’s tires are in the suitable pressure range. Low tire pressure can cause many issues, including a shortened life span for your tires and decreased gas mileage. We recommend that you check your car’s tires once a week, whether a holiday party is on the calendar or not.
Should I assign a designated driver?
Yes! This tip goes hand-in-hand with the universal safety message of don’t text and drive. Planning ahead by assigning a designated driver keeps everyone safe! This makes it easier for everyone to have a happier drive home.
We hope that this holiday season will be a joyful time for you and your loved ones. If the worst-case scenario were to dim your Yuletide cheer, don’t hesitate to contact Tow Pro at (615) 256-TOWS (8697). We’ll be there ASAP! We are happy to help.