Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Olympic Transmissions & Auto Care! The holidays around this time of year mean that many people will be traveling to and from to visit friends and family. While traveling can be fun, making sure that your vehicle is in good condition before you leave is the most important thing you can do. This will not only guarantee that your vehicle is reliable, but it will ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.
A pre-road trip inspection during the holidays is very important to have completed before you embark on your trip. Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at Olympic Transmissions & Auto Care before you hit the road. Getting stuck on the side of the road can ruin your vacation and cost you thousands depending on the situation. We want to keep you safe and secure throughout your journey.
We recommend the following travel tips this winter:
- Make sure you check the weather forecast of your destination beforehand to pack your clothes accordingly. If you'll be traveling through cold conditions, be sure to bring lots of blankets and extra coats.
- Having an emergency kit in your truck can help in times of need. Make sure that you have a working spare tire in the trunk as well as a jack and wrench to perform a tire change if needed. Other things to have handy include flashlights, flares, a cell phone charger, water, non-perishable snacks, and more.
- Plan some games and activities for any kids riding in the car so that they can stay busy during your travels.
- Check your route before leaving to understand the weather that you may be driving through. If you're driving through snow, you may need tire chains along the way.
We hope that you have amazing holidays and that you stay safe wherever you may be traveling. If you need anything for your vehicle, don’t hesitate to stop by Olympic Transmissions & Auto Care today.