Many are considering traveling to see family with the holiday season upon us. During the COVID pandemic, there are some areas around the country that are being asked to minimize congregations and avoid travels, however, there are still many place to travel as long as we quarantine and apply the guidelines set by the CDC, like wearing masks, coughing or sneezing into the elbow of arm, washing hands frequently, and keeping a safe six feet apart. Where traveling in Greater Twin Falls, ID, it can be problematic from winter weather, you need to also keep in mind the weather of your destination. To prepare for your holiday travels, we at Highway 30 Garage would like to offer a checklist today.

Complete Vehicle Inspection

The most important thing to know, is that your vehicle will be able to get you there safely, no matter if you are traveling across the country or just a few hours away. Before you depart on your road trip, make certain to schedule an appointment with a trusted mechanic. In addition to topping the fluids, and assess the battery, keep the cabin comfortable, have the experts ensure your heating and AC are functional.

Essential Things to Pack on a Road Trip

This step is especially essential for anyone traveling through and/or to the snowy destinations. If you are facing icy roads, invest in a set of winter tires. Depending on your destination, all-weather tires may be good enough, though the winter tires will help you grip slick roads. To also help maintain your visibility, ensure your wiper blades are in good condition. In order to help you keep the road in clear view from snowfall, be prepared with winter blades if you are driving to and/or through snowy territory.

Best Emergency Roadside Kits

Everyone can feel more at ease by having an emergency kit in the vehicle, even if you are just making a trip across town. There are a few things you should keep in your kit such as spare cell phone charger, a first aid kit, kitty litter to help with slippery spots on the road, a warm blanket as well as jumper cables and road flares and other with roadside assistance supplies, flashlights / extra batteries, as well as emergency rations such as food and water. You can put together custom kits or get pre-assembled kits purchasable online or in a local auto store. Ensure your kit is designed accordingly s you keep the route and destination in mind.

Backup Map and Directions

Relying solely and too heavily on technology is never wise. Make sure your cell phone or GPS ready and updated. However, as a backup, make sure to paper maps to your destination in addition to handwritten directions.

Don’t Drive Tired

Despite the excitement you may have for your impending adventure you still need to be well rested in order to keep yourself alert. No amounts of coffee can replace a full night of rest and driving sleepy is very risky.

Towing, Roadside Assistance & More in Cassia, Gooding, Jerome & Twin Falls Counties in Magic Valley, Idaho & Jackpot, Northern Nevada

Call in the professionals of Highway 30 Garage and let our experts assist you if during your travels you find you need towing or roadside assistance services in the Greater Twin Falls, ID area.