Hitting the highway for the holidays is a lot of fun – you get to spread Christmas cheer, visit friends and family, and eat your weight in holiday sweets. However, it doesn’t come without an element of stress. The holidays also mean a lot more traffic out on the roads, as well as winter weather to contend with. That’s why Toyota of N Charlotte is here to share car hacks and road trip tips to make sure your holiday season is merry and bright!
Our car hacks and road trip tips can make your holidays merry and bright
Tip #1: Pack wisely. You’ll want to arrange your N Charlotte Toyota so that the heaviest items are on the bottom of the pile and near the center of your car to distribute weight properly. Also, consider packing a separate bag of necessities (clothes, toiletries, etc.) if you’re going to be stopping overnight so you don’t have to haul out your entire suitcase. And our final packing road trip tip? Make pack-and-go bags for your passengers! These small kits include snacks, crayons, playing cards, and any other items you need to keep everyone entertained and happy.
Tip #2: Plan ahead. You never know when holiday traffic or bad winter weather will cause delays or force you away from your original route. Luckily, our Toyota Entune systems can send you real-time weather and traffic updates! Leave yourself extra time to get to your final destination and come to peace with the fact that you may be a little late. Another N Charlotte Toyota road trip tip – plan an alternate route as well! If you have onboard navigation like so many of our new Toyota cars do, you’ll be on your way in a snap. Otherwise, plan an alternate route before you leave the driveway!
Tip #3: Brush up on winter weather driving. Haven’t driven in snow in a while? Brush up on how to do it, and also be sure to prepare your car for winter weather AND a long distance journey with auto service at our Toyota dealership near Charlotte. This will help you avoid breakdowns and collisions.
Toyota of N Charlotte can help you hit the highway with ease
Tip #4: Keep your car clean. This road trip tip may seem obvious and also trivial, but road trips are a lot more enjoyable in a clean, organized ride! Keep trash bags on hand to dispose of things, and stash dryer sheets under your seats to get a fresh, clean smell throughout your car. Also, consider investing in cargo area organizers, like a cargo tote or cargo net, to keep everything in its place!
Tip #5: Don’t forget toll money! You can stash loose change in a cupholder so you’re never caught without it when you hit those annoying tollbooths on the highway.
Need to schedule N Charlotte auto service, or ready to get some more road trip tips from our techs? Call today at (888) 378-1214 – we’re open and ready to help you make the most of your holiday travels!
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