The Labor Day holiday marks the final days of Summer. For many families, it’s that last chance to go on a road trip before school kicks into high gear. Many people will be hitting the road over the Labor Day weekend, so here are a few safe driving tips to keep in mind.
Make sure you have a first aid kit stashed somewhere in your vehicle, just in case someone needs to mend a “boo-boo”.
Traffic is going to be heavy, so try to hit the road earlier or later than everyone else.
Make sure your tires have plenty of tread, are properly inflated, and that your spare tire is ready to be used at a moment’s notice.
To get more fuel into your gas tank, try to fill up with gas in the early morning before the day gets hot.
Be sure to pack lots of drinking water in the car so you and your passengers stay hydrated. Pack a few healthy snacks, too.
For antsy children, bring some games or toys along to keep them occupied.
Carry traveling pillows so your passengers can sleep more comfortably during their time in the car.
Remember, “slow and steady” is a safer way to “arrive alive” than “fast and hurried”. Be careful while driving!
Lastly, do not text and drive. It’s illegal and dangerous. Use your vehicle’s Bluetooth setup to have a hands-free phone conversation while driving.
We hope these tips will help you and your family remain safe during Labor Day Weekend. If your vehicles require service, Robert’s Collision & Repair will be happy to take great care of you and your family. Call for an appointment at 831-373-1534, and stop by our 26,000 sq. ft. facility at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940.
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