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Starting with Thanksgiving, the holiday season becomes a time that a lot of people are off traveling. Mostly to visit families during the holidays but also because there are beautiful sites to see as people are starting to put up their holiday decorations and light the trees. Use these tips to keep your holiday road trip plans on track and keep you safe.
Have your car looked at before you leave. This is the most important tip. Whether you are able to do it yourself, or need to make a stop by the mechanic, have the car examined before hitting the road. One of the fastest ways to mess up your holiday plans is to break down in a strange town, leaving you stranded with no one you know to help. Have your local auto shop give it a once over and check your tires.
Expect delays and route changes: It always happens. You have a certain time to be in a certain place and you run into traffic. Or worse, there is an unexpected road detour and it throws you off of your course. Leave yourself extra time to travel so that you are not feeling rushed and drive faster if this happens. Make sure your GPS is up to date and better yet, make sure you have a set of road maps on hand.