We’ve all been there...you’re planning to head out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday, and suddenly you’re faced with making the decision of what route to use, how long it will take, whether or not it’s worth stopping on the way back home, etc. If this sounds like something you’ve been through before, then our tips for helping you plan your drive will make the process easier.
Here are some steps to follow for your drive:
- Start with a Full Tank of Gas
- Plan Your Route Accordingly
- Dress comfortably
- Have a Plan for Car Troubles
Start with a Full Tank of Gas
The best way to get home for Thanksgiving is to make sure your tank is full of gas and to carry with you plenty of food. Here are some additional tips that should make your journey more relaxing:
- Keep your gas tank full,
- Bring plenty of food and beverages, and
- Don't hesitate to take breaks when necessary.
Break your long drive up into segments, then stop every few hours to get out of the car, stretch your limbs and walk around a little. Be mindful of the weather conditions!
Plan Your Route Accordingly
Planning appropriately for the drive can make all the difference between a stressful, exhausted drive and a smooth, contented one. It's important to map out your route before heading out so you know what to expect.
You'll need to take into account rest stops, gas stations, and food options along the way. You'll also want to plan for unexpected delays or detours that may happen on the highway during thanksgiving travel season.
Dress comfortably for a long drive. One of the worst things about a long drive is having to change clothes in the car. Avoid this by wearing comfortable clothes and pack snacks, music, and drinks to make your trip more enjoyable.
Have a Plan for Car Troubles
There’s nothing worse than having car troubles in the middle of a long drive and getting stuck on the side of the road. That’s why its essential to get your car looked at prior to your drive. This includes getting your oil changed, checking your battery, and cleaning your windshields.
If you’re concerned about traffic or road conditions, be sure to leave early enough to avoid potential problems. And if your travels include any areas where construction is underway, be sure to allow for extra travel time as well.
Injured in a Car Accident?
Regaining your health after a car accident can be a long and difficult process. You must find a way to pay your medical bills and household expenses, even if you cannot work. You must also deal with insurance companies, and pain and discomfort can be an ever-present reality in your life.