With the holiday season upon us, the roads will soon be filled with travelers on their way to visit friends and family. If you’re not hosting a party, chances are you’ll be driving to one, be it in town or even across the country. Here at The Auto Connection, we want to make sure you have safe holiday travels, so here are 3 tips to help keep you safe on the road this holiday season.

  1. Get a good night’s sleep. This one may seem obvious, but in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we often don’t get enough sleep. Be sure to get to bed early the night before traveling to get started on the right foot. (If you’re tired on the road, pull over and take a nap. It’s a simple choice that could save your life.)
  2. Plan your route in advance. Knowing exactly how you’re going to get to where you’re going is a great first step. A great second step is to be aware of alternate routes. A little planning ahead could save you hours of headache down the road.
  3. Make sure your vehicle is ready. Tire pressure, oil level, check engine light – sometimes the most obvious things are the ones we overlook. Be sure to review your car for any potential performance issues before you set out on your holiday journey.

The holidays are about family and friends, not about worrying about your car. You can get into a quality used car at The Auto Connection and take advantage of our Best Friend Guarantee, which helps keep you on the road. Worried about your credit? Worry no more! Our buy here, pay here program can allow you to get in a car, regardless of your credit history. Our locations include: Danville, Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia, as well as an office in Wilson, North Carolina. Get financed today!