AAA estimated last year that nearly 55 million people would travel over the long Thanksgiving weekend and many of those travelers would do so by car. This year has been a stressful one for all of us, and you are probably looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday celebration. If you plan to travel by car to another home, Mike’s Auto Service and Repair recommends that you have your vehicle serviced first for the following reasons, especially if your drive will take you longer than a few hours.
Eases Your Mind
You’ve got enough on your mind; worrying about your car getting you where you need to go without any problems does not help. Planning, packing, wrangling the kids, and then listening to the never-ending “are we there yet” whines are all you should have to deal with. Trusting your car gives you one less thing to worry about, and maintenance allows you to trust your car.
No Trip Delays
If your vehicle is maintained and ready to go, you won’t have to worry about it breaking down. Thanksgiving weekend driving is stressful because everyone is on a tight schedule. You don’t want to delay the meal because you broke down, nor do you want to listen to your angry passengers. Preventative maintenance and repairs help ensure vehicle reliability.
Vehicle Safety Is So Important
We cannot overstate how important vehicle safety is over the Thanksgiving holiday. Tons of drivers, all in a rush and some drunk, put you and your family in danger. Avoid automobile accidents by having your vehicle inspected, especially the brake system, to make sure you can respond to potential danger. Keep you and your car’s reactions swift and defensive to avoid collisions.
You Need to Relax
Millions of people look forward to Thanksgiving weekend for the family gatherings, wonderful food, football games, and shopping. This is a time for joy, reflection, and relaxation. Car trouble will only add stress to your holiday weekend. Make sure you don’t run into any hiccups that will ruin the wonderful and relaxing time you plan to have with your family and friends.
Things Only Pick Up After Thanksgiving
Finally, Thanksgiving kicks off the college football bowl season and stress. Right after the long weekend, you’re thrown into December and all it entails. Party planning, attending parties, shopping, gift wrapping, and so much more make December the busiest month of the year for everyone. Have your automobile serviced now so you don’t have to worry about it in December.
Mike’s Auto Service & Repair is a full-service auto shop in West Springfield, MA. Set up an appointment for your pre-Thanksgiving car, truck, or C/SUV service.