November and December are some of the busiest months on the road due to the holidays. The team at Chicane Motorsport is always looking out for your safety, which is why we want to share our top tips to maneuver through holiday traffic. With roads packed with cars, colder weather, and maybe even some snow, you should be careful.
Many Americans travel by car for the holidays, which is why you should plan your departure time accordingly. It is better to get on the road as early as possible. Leaving a couple of days before Thanksgiving and Christmas can help you avoid traffic. You can also check traffic conditions through navigation apps. Typically, they will give you multiple routes.
Once you figure it out your plans, it is time to pack. It is important that you are smart with your packing. Don’t forget to bring emergency items like a first aid kit, snacks, flashlights, chargers, vehicle fluids, blankets, a shovel, jumper cables, and of course a spare tire kit.
Before you hit the road, make sure you are well-rested. One of the biggest problems drivers face over the holidays is fatigue. Make sure you get a good night's rest before the journey. Otherwise, you can put your life and others at risk. More importantly, don't be afraid to stop at rest stops to stretch and relax.
Lastly, we highly encourage you to take the time to care for your car. Consider getting an oil change before the long drive, topping off on other fluids, and replacing your wiper blades. Furthermore, check your tire pressure to see if they are underinflated. If you need help preparing your car for the journey, feel free to bring your vehicle to Chicane Motorsport for an inspection. Please call or visit our auto service shop today if you have any questions.