BBB recommends tips for a safe road trip this weekend
Summertime is almost here, which means vacations and road trips are on the horizon for millions of Americans. Memorial Day travel will be the busiest since 2005, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Whether you’re hitting the road Memorial Day weekend or for an upcoming vacation, Better Business Bureau serving the Heart of Texas advises people to prepare for safe travels.
Despite higher gas prices this year, AAA Travel predicts that more than 34 million Americans will hit the road this Memorial Day weekend. AAA also expects more than 330,000 motorists will need roadside assistance due to car troubles such as lockouts, flat tires and battery-related issues. However, there are some preventative steps drivers can take to avoid any mishaps.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) recommends getting your vehicle serviced before you hit the road, especially if you plan on taking a long road trip. Regular maintenance such as oil changes, battery checks and tire rotations could prevent breakdowns, or worse, accidents.
So, before you hit the road, BBB recommends the following tips:
For more tips and information, check out the Federal Trade Commission’s advice on auto repair basics.