The holiday season is finally here, which means many people will be taking to the open road to join friends and family for Thanksgiving. If you are road tripping to your Turkey Day destination, then it’s a good idea to be prepared for anything. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your Thanksgiving road trip.
Drive at off-peak times. Traveling during the holidays typically means traffic jams, since it is the busiest travel time of the year. Avoid too much traffic by driving at off-peak times. Rather than waiting until Wednesday to leave for your relatives’ house, head out on Monday or Tuesday to beat the big rushes. This will make your drive much more pleasant.
Don’t forget about tolls. If you are crossing state lines, it’s important to remember that different states have different tolls and toll rates. Be prepared for these fees with some extra cash in your glove box or with your toll device, such as EZ-Pass.
Be prepared for an emergency. You never know when an emergency, such as a flat tire, might occur. Be prepared with a roadside emergency kit that includes all the essentials like non-perishable snacks, bottled water, jumper cables, signal flares, a flashlight, and a car jack. This will ensure you are ready for anything and won’t get stuck on the side of the road in the cold.