Going home to our home provinces is a traditional holiday practice most of us are accustomed to. While driving with your loved ones is a good idea, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep your safety in check while you are on the road for prolonged periods of time.
Before starting your trip, be sure to plan out first and prepare everything you need. Check the weather forecast a week before your date of travel to avoid any harsh driving conditions.
Prepare your vehicle
It’s always best to prepare your vehicle for anything that might need adjustments. Be sure to check the brakes, lights, battery health, tire pressure, oil, wiper, washer fluid, air filter, coolant, and anything else. Conducting these mandatory tests means you don’t get caught off guard by any surprises while you’re on the road.
Stay alert and drive defensively
Make sure to get enough rest before the long drive. Avoid distractions and stay alert while you’re driving. If you’re having casual drinks for the holidays, have a designated driver or just stay for the night. Never drive impaired or feeling drowsy.
Stock up on supplies
Always travel equipped with the essentials. Have enough water, food, tools, and other supplies for your journey. It’s a good practice to double-check if you have a sufficient amount of everything you need.
Aside from all these safety reminders, we highly advise equipping your car with exceptional tires for your long drives. Bridgestone offers a wide variety of tires that will suit your needs. Visit our website bridgestonetires.com.ph and FB page facebook.com/BridgestonePhilippines to know more about our products. Rest assured that there’s always a Bridgestone for Every Body!