Whether you’re hitting the road or flying to be with friends and family this holiday season, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure a safe journey in winter weather. Ditch the stress this year with these winter travel tips
Pack an Emergency Kit
If you’re traveling by car this winter, be sure to stow some important emergency items in your car so you’re prepared in the event of an emergency. Be sure to pack extra warm clothes, blankets, jumper cables, bottled water, and a cell phone charger. Without these items, getting stranded in the cold can be dangerous.
Make sure your car is road ready
Before you set out in your car, make sure your vehicle is in good enough condition to handle the rigors of winter driving. Be sure to charge your battery, inflate your tires, check all of your lights, and replace your windshield wipers. The last thing you want on your way to your holiday celebration is to get stuck on the side of the road.
Choose less busy airports
If you’re taking a plane this winter, consider opting for a less busy airport. Often, major city airports will be packed around the holidays, so if you’re able to depart from an airport in a smaller city or town, you’ll probably encounter shorter lines.
Winter travel can be stressful, but with a little preparation, you’ll make it to your holiday celebration on time and hassle-free. Visit us at Bob Thomas Ford, and we’ll be happy to get your vehicle holiday-ready.