BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- High traffic volumes and unpredictable weather make Thanksgiving a stressful time to travel. According to the AAA, the number of Thanksgiving travelers will top 54 million, the highest travel volume in over a dozen years. While you can't control the traffic or the weather, you can make sure that your vehicle is prepared for the trip, says the non-profit Car Care Council.
To minimize stress and avoid holiday road trip mishaps, the Car Care Council recommends checking the following items as part of a thorough pre-trip vehicle check.
"If you're due for a tune-up, have it done before heading out for the holidays in order to improve engine performance and increase fuel economy," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "These simple steps will help keep you on the road and get you safely to your destination."
About the Car Care Council:
The Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council's online media room at http://media.carcare.org. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council's consumer education website at www.carcare.org.
SOURCE Car Care Council