Heading Home For The Holidays

Dated: 12/20/2017

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The following tips will ensure that you’re ready for whatever happens on the wild and woolly roads, and alleviate some of the anxiety of taking to the road in winter.

Check the car’s antifreeze and top it off, if needed. The manual that came with your vehicle will instruct you on how to check the levels. Check the pressure and add air if necessary. Then, check the tread, using a penny. Insert a penny into the tread with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, your tread depth is less than 2/32 inch and it’s time to replace your tires.

It is recommended to use a thinner motor oil for cars driven in areas with sub-freezing temperatures so talk to your mechanic before you have an oil change to find out what she or he recommends. Also, don’t forget to fill the windshield wiper fluid reservoir with a freeze-resistant fluid. Finally, check the breaks, battery and heating/defrosting system.

Before heading out, check with your local mechanic to ensure your vehicle will run smooth.
If you are flying this holiday season, consider arriving three hours before a flight is a lot more pleasant when you know you can browse, savor a gImage result for traveling for the holidayslass of wine, exercise or get a massage.

There is no need to wait in line if you print out boarding passes at home, pull them up on your smartphone or get them at an airport kiosk. If you have an e-ticket, carry a printout of your itinerary. And if you're checking bags, use the skycaps at curbside.

Don’t forget to take snacks, games, books, magazines, portable music or DVD players and other diversions to pass the time if your flight is delayed or you're stuck in traffic.
And lastly, if you'll be traveling by air, try to ship presents in advance or shop online and have them delivered to your destination. If you do take gifts along, make them small and packable, and don't wrap them beforehand, even if they're in checked luggage, security personnel may need to open them for inspection.

Hope these tips help! Stay safe and enjoy your  holidays!

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