Hit the Road With These Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Navigate the Thanksgiving traffic with these travel tricks.

The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means one thing: bad traffic. We’re not talking about the mid-afternoon congestion; we’re talking about the heading-home-for-the-holidays pile up! Whether you’re heading into the city or to the in-law’s cabin, you’ll likely experience heavy traffic both to, and from your destination.

To best prepare you for the Thanksgiving roads ahead, put these tips into practice!

Leave early. It’s so simple, but so many people don’t do it – leave early to avoid a lot of the traffic. Whether you round the kids up to leave at midnight or before the crack of dawn, you’ll skip a lot of the congestion and get to your destination earlier. Win-win!

Map it out. In this tech world, put your phone to good use. Map out the best route to get to your destination. Now, map out an alternative route. Road closures, heavy traffic, and car accidents happen all the time and will only extend your travel time, so it’s best to know a way around it all!

Tune up the car. Before you hit the roads, make sure that your vehicle is up to the challenge. Get the fluids topped up, tires and brakes checked, the engine tested, and the wiper blades renewed. A little TLC now goes a long way towards keeping your car on the road when you need it the most.

Drive safely. There will be more cars on the road, leading to greater chances of an accident. Keep your eyes on the road at all times and leave enough room between you and the car in front. In wet weather, double your spacing as your stopping distance will double! Read our tips for safe fall driving.

Update your kit. Double-check that your car’s emergency supply kit is stocked with the essentials: a first aid kit, blanket, non-perishable food, plenty of water, a hand-cranked radio, flashlight and batteries, and other essentials you may need.

Review your insurance. Auto insurance will help to keep you and your family safe on the roads. As reliable coverage that you can count on, you’ll need to be sure that you’re protected through fall and beyond! Contact North American Advantage Insurance Services, serving Dallas, Texas for reliable auto insurance today.