The holiday season is upon us, and while this is certainly a joyous time to relax and celebrate with the people we love the most, the hectic hustle and bustle out on the roads can turn even the most peaceful driver into a grinch.
Holiday driving doesn’t have to be stressful! Whether you’re hitting the road for a long-distance visit with family or just running around town hunting for the best deals on gifts, your friends at Auto Glass Fitters, leading providers of windshield repair services in Bucks County, PA, want to keep you jolly and safe throughout your travels this season. We’ve packed all our tips for holiday travel in this handy survival guide.
Preparing Your Vehicle
First and foremost, before you head off on any kind of holiday excursion, your first stop should be your auto mechanic for some seasonal vehicle maintenance. All of the following should be checked:
- Oil and fluid levels
- Windshield wipers
- Tread on tires
- Condition of the spare tire
A quick seasonal inspection will ensure that your car is fully functional and ready for the rigors of colder weather and slick, potentially icy roads. Don’t forget to keep jumper cables and flares handy in case of an emergency, and remember, don’t delay if you spot any cracks or chips in your windshield or side windows. Call Auto Glass Fitters right away.
On The Road
Once you’ve whipped your “whip” into shape for the season, you’ve cleared a big hurdle toward stress-free holiday driving. But you still have to handle those crowded roads filled with plenty of potential hassles and hazards, not to mention a car full of anxious family members, your own fatigue and waning patience, and so on.
We’ve outlined some helpful tips for navigating the stressors on the road in this infographic.
Part of any successful trip is knowing where you’re going, so be sure to plan your route ahead of time. If you’re going to drive in inclement weather, clean off your car completely and bring all the necessary equipment — ice scrapers, snow brushes — you’ll need to deal with the elements later.
Most important of all: Keep your phone in a safe place, keep your eyes on the road, and don’t drive distracted!
When Issues Arise
The last thing you want to do after a long road trip or a hectic shopping excursion is to deal with an issue with your car. But some problems need to be remedied right away in order to ensure your safety and the safety of other motorists. If a rock or other road debris kicks up and cracks or chips your windshield, it doesn’t matter how far away from home you might be. You can always count on Auto Glass Fitters for fast, reliable, and affordable windshield repair services in Paterson, NJ, or anywhere in the nation, coast to coast.
For more information or to schedule service, give us a call or fill out a contact form here on our website.