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Holiday Driving Tips

It’s the holiday season and that means holiday travel and holiday traffic. At Fairfax Auto Repair, we want to make sure that you arrive safe and are able to thoroughly enjoy your holiday. Our team put together these holiday driving tips so you can make the most of the season.

Be Prepared

There are many ways to get yourself repaired for your journey. One thing that we recommend is having your vehicle serviced to make sure it is safe and ready for the road. We are proud to offer a road trip package to our customers that is valued at over $200 and includes an oil change, 27 point inspection, alignment, and tire balancing.

Check the weather and your route ahead of time so you can be prepared for any adverse road conditions. You should also stock your car with road safety essentials including flashlights and an ice scraper if you are traveling to a snowy region.

Stay Alert on the Road

According to a study done by the National Health and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there were 72,000 accidents that were caused by driver fatigue between 2009 and 2013. Get plenty of rest the night before you travel and plan on several breaks along the way to keep you awake and alert.

Practice Safe Driving Habits

Holiday traffic can bring out the worst in drivers. Avoid dangerous situations by practicing safe driving habits so you can arrive safely.

Keep your speed within the limit. Not only could this cause you to get a costly speeding ticket, but it can cause an accident. Leave plenty of space between you and other drivers. You should also give yourself a little extra travel time in case you hit traffic.

Keep distractions at bay by putting your phone away and focusing on the road. Before you hit the road, get your GPS set up, put on your favorite driving playlist. Don’t forget to stock your kids up with snacks and activities to keep them entertained.

Don’t Drive Impaired

This goes without saying. If you indulge in any cocktails, wine, or your grandmother’s famous eggnog do not get behind the wheel. Find a designated driver or take advantage of a ride-sharing service like Uber.

Driving is a big part of the holiday season. Use these holiday driving tips so you can make the most of your trip and focus on your family and friends. Call Fairfax Auto Repair to schedule a service appointment before you go.

Call Fairfax Auto Repair at 703-822-5911 for an appointment today!

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