Get ready for Thanksgiving travel with these road trip tips.  

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and it is time to enjoy festivities and feasts with the family. As you get ready to see your loved ones, whether near or far, ensure that you’re ready for your car travel. Thanksgiving is a holiday when many Americans drive to their family or friends, and you can guarantee that the roads will be packed this year. Check out these Thanksgiving road trip tips for safe travels.

Get Your Vehicle Serviced

Before you set off on your long car journey, ensure that your car is fully operational. Take it to the garage to get a complete service where the mechanics can fix minor repairs as well as top up the fluids, change the oil, and ensure all is in good working condition. Trust us, you don’t want a mechanical issue hundreds of miles away from home.

Expect Traffic Delays

It’s always worth preparing yourself for traffic and delays on the road. With so many motorists driving to their destination and fall weather conditions, there could be hours worth of delays. It’s important to plan your time accordingly. Leave early and bring maps with alternate routes so that you can easily change course to a quieter route.

Stock Your Emergency Kit

You never know when disaster may strike. Even though you hope you won’t need it, stock your car with an emergency kit. This should include flashlights, extra batteries, a car jack, tool kit, jumper cables, flares, blankets, water, and anything else you may need for an auto repair and a lengthy wait until help arrives.

Before you head out on your Thanksgiving road trip, take a moment to review your auto insurance. The team at Tompkins Insurance Agencies can help you find the right coverage and rates for your needs. Contact us today.