Memorial Day is almost here! The pool is ready to be used, the grill is ready for delicious food, and millions will be hitting the roads to get to their holiday festivities.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season this year by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That’s a nearly 5% jump from last year and it will be the most in people traveling than it has been in more than a dozen years.

And even though gas prices are high then they have been in a while, obviously, the majority of travelers are choosing to drive to their Memorial holiday vacation destinations, which means that you should make sure that both you and your car is ready for the drive. Now is the time to start planning ahead to make sure that you are safe along the way.  We have some helpful tips to make sure you have a fun and safe holiday weekend.

Now is the time to make sure you schedule your car for a tune up! You will want to make sure that your oil has been changed, your tire pressure is correct, and any other maintenance issues you may have, have been cleared up. Looking to save on service? Check out our service specials page!

In order to make sure that your trip is successful, try not to leave when everyone else is. If you can, consider leaving early on Friday morning, or coming home on Sunday evening instead of Monday.

One variable that you can’t predict is other drivers, so make sure you are on alert this weekend. Driving defensively during busy weekends like this are imperative. It will hopefully help you avoid an accident.

Make sure you are bucked up and buckled up properly. It may help to save your life.

Take a look at the weather forecast, not only for your final destination, but also for anywhere you may be driving through along the way. There’s nothing worse than being surprised by a storm that’s halfway to your destination because you didn’t look at the forecast ahead of time.

While we know you are planning for a great Memorial Day weekend, we also want you to drive in a smart way. Making sure you are safe along the way is something that is so easy to do, but is also easy to take for granted.

Want to make sure your vehicle is in proper order? Schedule a service appointment at Courtesy Palm Harbor Honda today!

Categories: News