SafetyTiresTripWinter

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s likely you’ll be on the road travelling to various family events. Travelling in the winter can be stressful, especially if the weather is particularly bad.

We’ve come up with a few tips to ensure you get where you’re going safe and sound.

1.) Check the Weather

While checking the weather a week before you travel can be a bit of a gamble, you will get a general idea what to expect. If the date you’re supposed to travel is expecting a blizzard, plan accordingly.

2.) Keep Clothes on Hand

If you are doing a lot of travel or travelling quite far, consider bringing a set of clothes and other necessities with you in case you get stuck at Grandma’s house.

3.) Communicate

If you are travelling between cities, the weather can vary, be sure to communicate with your family/friends and see what the weather is like where they are. Also, you should check if it’s okay if you spend the night or where nearby hotels are – just in case.

4.) Pets

If you have pets, make arrangements ahead of time in case you get stuck in another city. This could mean asking a neighbour to check in, bringing them with you, or putting them in a kennel.

5.) Cancel

If the weather is really bad, don’t feel bad about cancelling. Your family will understand that your safety is more important.

6.) Stock your Car for Winter

Be prepared for whatever this winter has in store by having a set of jumper cables, a fully charged phone, and a full gas tank in case you get stuck somewhere. It’s also a good idea to get a quick check-up on your car if you’re travelling a long distance – contact our service experts today for more information.

Happy Holidays and Safe Travels,

Otto