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Automotive Experts Provide Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Road Trip

Ah, yes. The family road trip. The rite of passage that one usually undertakes at least once a year. During the holidays, millions of Americans disembark to enjoy the season and commune with family and loved ones. But before you go over the river and through the woods, there are a few things you should know. The best trip is a safe trip, and we’ve consulted our experts for the best advice to adhere to during this time of year to ensure that you have the best memories to last a lifetime in a reliable vehicle!


This time of year tends to come with unpredictable weather and less than favorable road conditions. Depending on where you live, it might be a good idea to put your snow tires on or at least make sure that the tread and pressure are in good shape. This also includes your spare tire. The last thing you want to do is be stuck on the road without a safety net.


Fluids are essential for any vehicle to run correctly. Before you embark on your holiday road trip, ensure you have coolant and washer fluid replenished, and be sure to have an oil change performed if you’re overdue for one.

Lights & Brakes

Because of this particular time of year, having your brakes checked is necessary. Once again, if you live in a climate that warrants it, your brakes are necessary during this time of year. Getting them inspected is a very good idea. Speaking of which, having the brake lights is a great preventative measure to ensure the safety and visibility of your trip. Hazard lights, high beams, and headlights should be checked as well. Visibility during this time of year isn’t always desirable, and working lights are of the utmost importance.

Clean the Windows

While your lights are essential to aid in visibility, your windows are what you’ll be looking through while you’re traveling. Have them thoroughly cleaned, and replace your windshield wiper blades if you haven’t already.

Make Sure You’re Well-Rested.

Millions of drivers get into accidents every year because of drowsiness. It’s important to ensure you’re well-rested and not get behind the wheel if you’re sleep-deprived. The best journey is always a safe one.

Happy Holidays from The Truck Junction

Whether it’s a road trip or staying indoors that’s on your agenda for the holiday, The Truck Junction wants to wish you and yours a happy holiday season. The best trips are safe and enjoyable, and to partake in the best trips, stop by our website for the best truck deals in the Sarasota area. You can find us at