The holidays may be a stressful time for a variety of reasons, especially if you have to hit the road to grandmother’s or the in-law’s house for a family celebration. A holiday road trip doesn’t have to suck the festive feeling out of you. With a little preparation and, perhaps, a little patience this holiday can be one for the record books.
Well before leaving on your happy car trip, it is a very good idea to have your vehicle checked out by a mechanic at Jack Ingram Motors. Making sure the engine and its components are in top operating condition, that the brakes are working properly and the tires are in a road worthy state are all preventative steps that can help eliminate some of the biggest stressors that could make your holiday miserable. And don’t forget to make sure the spare tire is good to go, along with the jumper cables. We have a friendly service staff at Jack Ingram Volkswagen, Jack Ingram Nissan and Jack Ingram Porsche Audi Volvo waiting to serve you and make sure you’re safe this season.
Mapping your route beforehand will put you on the path for free sailing. When doing so, it is advisable to take into consideration the major roads that lead to your destination and bank on their being slower because of heavier holiday use. Planning to take an alternate route might be the best thing you could do. You might want to leave a day or two before everyone else does to beat the overburdened roads.
Depending on what part of the country you’ll be traveling to, it is always a brilliant idea to keep an eye on the weather. Packing an emergency kit that includes some or all of the following is wise: tire chains, sandbag, shovel, first-aid kit, flashlight, matches, food and water (and maybe a big bottle of aspirin!).
This is a time when the heated seats are a plus! Don’t worry, Jack Ingram Motors has you covered in that department too.
As always, “It’s Time to Love What You Drive!”