Top 5 Tips for Thanksgiving Travel


It’s the time of year for turkeys, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

First, a bit of advice. According to Waze, the busiest time to travel is at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The best time to travel though? It’s at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday.

So, if you are going to be one of the hundreds of thousands who hit the road to celebrate the holiday  Here are our tips to make sure you are prepared for Thanksgiving travel.

First, make sure that you have an oil change and have your filters replaced. Doing so will not only improve drivability, but also safety.

You’ll also want to make sure that your tires are properly inflated. Having underinflated tires can mean unnecessary wear on your tires, which then means you will have to replace them more often, but it can also lead to poor gas mileage. Oh and having poor tires can also lead to potential malfunctions too.

Your spark plugs should also be in good working order. You should make sure your spark plugs are not soiled or corroded. Doing so improves your vehicle safety, fuel economy, and in the long run, replacing them can help to avoid potential costly auto repairs in the future.

No matter whether you’re driving at night or not, you should also make sure that your headlights are in proper working order. You should also make sure that they are free from cloudiness of fogginess.

Finally, you want to make sure that your car has gas. When fuel levels drop to below a half of a tank, gas will evaporate quicker, causing you to have to purchase more fuel in the long run. There’s a safety reason why you should have a full tank too. When you’re constantly worried about how much fuel you have left, looking at your dash continually, your concentration on the road is heavily diminished.

If you are traveling, you need to make sure that your car is maintained before traveling for Thanksgiving. So, if you’re hitting the road and need work done, we at Courtesy Toyota of Brandon are more than happy to help take care of you. Schedule your appointment today. 

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