With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, and Christmas right around the corner it’s safe to say it’s officially holiday season. We understand that your weekly commutes are firing on all cylinders and we want to make sure you’re reminded of a few things before you really hit the road for the holidays. Whether you’re driving across the island (or across the country for our mainland ohana) for Thanksgiving or running to the grocery store on a late Christmas Eve errand – we want to help keep you safe.
DO Drive Defensively
It’s always encouraged that we drive defensively, after all the only driver you can control is yourself, and during this time of the year this reminder rings louder and more important than ever. With the holiday season comes holiday parties, and with holiday parties come drivers that may enjoy a few too many holiday spirits. It’s to no surprise that the amount of accidents drastically increases during the holidays. Be aware of your surroundings, keep your distance from the car in front of you and drive safely.
DON’T Text and Drive
According to the National Safety Council, “cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year”. The last thing anybody needs during the holidays, and any other part of the year for that matter, is to become another statistic. Wait to post your holiday dinner photos, crush your candies when you’re not behind the wheel, and reply to that text when the car is parked safely – keep your eyes on the road and your phones down.
DO Keep Your Vehicle Maintained
Stay prepared for those holiday drives ahead. We’d hate for you to need a tow on your way to Christmas Brunch! Give your car battery a quick look over, check your tired pressure and tread, and most importantly, make sure a safety kit is locked, loaded and easily accessible. You never know when you may need it and we hope you’re never stuck without it.
This small list of DO’S and DON’T’S may seem of little importance, but you’d be surprised to find that the small things go a long way in times of need. Happy Holidays, stay safe this season, and call us if you’re in need of an autobody fix – we’ve got you covered.