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Traveling by Car

Posted By MyGuy || 9-Dec-2011

We know you have heard it all before but it never hurts to hear it again. Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday of the year and more motorists are on the road than at any other time. Be sure to use extra caution.

Here are some travel tips:

1. Check that automobile

Make sure it is sound, enough air in the tires, oil change on time before you leave, water in the windshield wipers, seat-belts are strong and safe, engine is running good, no strange noises and be sure to check the brakes.

2. Take an emergency kit

Make sure you have a battery powered radio, flashlight, blanket, jumper cables, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, bottled water, snack foods, maps, tire repair kit and flares.

3. Watch out for clever criminals

Do not stop if your car is bumped from behind or if someone says there is something wrong with your car. Go to a well-lit, populated area and call for help. Fill the gas tank before dark and lock your doors when you leave. Remove valuables from your car and lock the doors.

4. Stop along the way

It is a good idea to stop every 2 or 3 hours and get out of the car. Let the kids run around for about 15 minutes. Don’t be in a hurry to reach your destination. Stop and sleep or change drivers if the present driver becomes tired, it is better to be safe in your car and take some time to rest then cause an accident.

5. Be aware of changes in weather

Weather conditions will be changing – especially during mornings and evenings with the cold. Watch for ice, snow and other weather related obstacles. Watch for the signs.

6. Don't be a Turkey

Plan ahead, know your limitations, slow down and buckle up.

Categories: Car Maintenance

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