Are you taking a road trip this Memorial Day weekend? Well, you are not alone! AAA reports that about 37.2 million motorists will hit the US highways on Memorial Day weekend – Thursday May 21st- Sunday May 25th. This represents almost a 5% increase over last year and the highest level of travel for the last decade. Lower gas prices and an improved economy are part of the reason. It also shows that Americans are ready to get summer started after a grueling winter in most of the nation. Auto travel is by far the most popular form of transportation on the holiday weekend. Of course, everybody loves a road trip! Make sure you plan ahead for a smoother trip and enjoyable holiday with a quick driveway car inspection. Be sure to check the following:
• Fluids – oil, brake & transmission fluids
• Hoses & belts
• Tires – both pressure and tread
• Wipers & wiper fluid
• Exterior lighting – make sure all bulbs are working properly
AAA reports that the most common roadside assistance calls are for dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts. A quick check can save you a lot of stress. Also, not a bad idea to download AAA ap (AAA.com/mobile) just in case!
Drive safe and support those Adopt-A-Highway sponsors you see along the way!