As July 4th 2015 travel week nears, we are predicting it to be the busiest travel week of the year. The economy is allowing more people to hit the roads, rails, and airports.
Last year over 41 million spent part of their holiday week traveling. About 90% of those traveling did so in their automobile. Before you head out of town, be sure check out your vehicle and make sure it is road worthy. We expect to see those numbers increase due to the continued economic boom in the nation and the relatively low fuel prices.
Safety has always a concern on the roadways and this holiday week will be no different. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has recognized this holiday week as the deadliest week on the roads. A contributing factor is the amount of people traveling but also there is a high percentage of fowl play. The National Safety Council recommends that travelers refrain from all cell phone use behind the wheel, avoid driving drunk, keep children in age-appropriate safety seats and drive defensively and cautiously, especially during bad weather.
Automobile breakdowns are one thing may be avoided with some planning. A simple check over of the lights, fluids, tires, and cooling system can save you and your pocket book. Make yourself an appointment at a local repair shop for a travel inspection so they can get your car ready for hours on the road. Also don’t forget to bring extra water, first aid, and check your spare tire for proper air before you hit the road!
Written by Eric Sevim
A+ Japanese Auto Repair - www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com