Weâ€™re about to hit the big summer holiday season once again, leaving us to wonderÂ where the last 365 days went. The 4th of July is a great time to see some great family,chow down on delicious food, and best of all, enjoy some much-needed days off work.With all the fun to look forward to, itâ€™s easy to forget just how dangerous the roadways can be during the rush of the summer holidays. To avoid hindering any of your fun thisÂ holiday season, read over the following tips to keep you and your family safe on yourÂ travels for this year and the years to come.
1. Ensure Proper Maintenance
If youâ€™ve been holding off on needed maintenance for your car or just havenâ€™t lookedÂ into it, itâ€™d be a smart idea to take care of it before you take a long drive. Not only canÂ vehicle malfunctions lead to accidents, but they can also leave you stranded inÂ unfamiliar locations.
2. Summer Holiday Rush Hour
It may not be possible for you to completely avoid rush hour, but you can plan out yourÂ trip so that you hit the fewest amount of rush hours. If itâ€™s possible to leave at an oddÂ time of the day to avoid heavy traffic, you would be cutting down on the risk of a carÂ accident among the benefits of saving time and gas.
3. Pack an All-In-One Emergency Kit
If you donâ€™t feel like running through a checklist to avoid forgetting emergency items, weÂ highly recommend you stop in at any auto supply store and pick up kits that contain allÂ the essentials such as jumper cables, flashlights, batteries, road flares, and a first aidÂ kit.
4. Inspect Your Vehicle
With many of us traveling to different parts of the country for this summer holidayÂ season, itâ€™s essential to prepare for the climateâ€™s effect on the roads.Â Here are someÂ things to keep in mind for updating your car:
â— Fill up on wiper fluid and replace worn wiper blades
â— Keep your fuel tank above 1/4 at all times
â— Check air conditioner and filters
â— Inspect tires for adequate tread
With these tips, youâ€™ve got the tools to travel safely this summer holiday and for many more to come. Donâ€™t forget to pass on the knowledge to other friends and family whoÂ may also be traveling this season.
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The information in this article was obtained from various sources. This content is offeredÂ for educational purposes only and does not represent contractual agreements, nor is itÂ intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the adviceÂ of a qualified professional. The definitions, terms and coverage in a given policy may beÂ different than those suggested here and such policy will be governed by the languageÂ contained therein. No warranty or appropriateness for a specific purpose is expressedÂ or implied.