Thanksgiving road trip preparation

With Thanksgiving Day just a few days away, many families are getting ready to hit the roads to visit relatives.
News 25’s Veronica Bayona has a full report on how to prepare your vehicle before taking off on your holiday road trip.
It’s the season for road trips. With the holidays approaching, millions of families are driving across the nation to visit loved ones. Before takeoff, it’s important to ensure that the vehicle getting you there is safe and ready to hit the road. Allen Toyota Service Manager David Potter said, “You have your families in those vehicles, make sure you are bringing them into your certified technicians to make sure they are looking over your vehicles, your head lights, your fluid levels, and your brakes and your tires and everything is just where it should be on your car. So that way when you drive to get to your family you can get there safe and you can get back safe as well.”
Potter says it is crucial that you check your brakes and tires in order to make sure you can drive through any weather conditions you may incur. “If you have any sensors or lights that are on, you definitely need to come to the dealership and let us check those.”
Jarvis Burnette was at Allen Toyota doing just that. “I wanted to make sure my car was in tip top condition before I made the ten hour drive. With one of my old cars, my transmission blew on it, I’ve learned to take care of my business beforehand so I don’t have to worry about it later.”
According to AAA, nearly 51 million Americans will be driving 50 miles or more away from home this week, they’re expecting to rescue over 300,000 motorists this Thanksgiving weekend. With AAA’s high projection, travel time is expected to be three times longer over the holiday week. Circle K Store Manager Ski says fueling up ahead of time is a smart move to help cut down on long travel times. “Plan ahead and expect gas prices to be higher than normal this time of year.”
AAA reports that drivers will be paying the highest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2014.

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