For a lot of us, the holiday season means travel. Whether you’re hitting the road to visit loved ones or seeking a vacation somewhere warmer, it’s important to prepare for a safe and smooth trip. We’re happy to provide a road trip checklist to point you in the right direction.


Checklist: Holiday Road Trip


  •   Make a service appointment for preventative maintenance. Routine auto maintenance can help you ensure the safety and reliability of your vehicle. If it’s been a while since your last service appointment, you may want to schedule time for an oil change, tire rotation, and brake inspection.
  •   Assemble the right safety gear. You never know when an accident or vehicle breakdown will happen, so it’s best to be well-stocked with some essentials. Specifically, make sure you have extra blankets, a stash of snacks, some flares, a flashlight, and a First Aid kit.
  •   Have your paperwork ready. Just to be on the safe side, make sure you have all of your paperwork and documentation ready. That means double-checking for your vehicle registration and ensuring your insurance information is up to date. Keep all of this paperwork somewhere safe and accessible, like your glove compartment or console.
  •   Know where you’re going. Even in the GPS age, it can be helpful to know your route in advance. Be aware of any heavy traffic congestion areas, plus any routes that might take you through inclement weather.
  •   Load up on snacks. Finally, to minimize the number of stops you need, grab some snacks for you and your family. Some good ideas include granola bars, cereal, and of course an assortment of holiday treats and goodies.


Remember, if you need to schedule service for your vehicle, we’d love to help you here at our dealership. Schedule an appointment with us at any time.


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Also note that if you want to invest in a used vehicle for your trip, we’ve got a peerless inventory. Schedule an appointment for a test drive with us, or simply join us at our dealership to browse used vehicles for sale in the Wilmington, NC area.