Stay Safe This Memorial Day Weekend

 


This weekend is the Memorial Day holiday. Are you ready for the fun that is to be had? The grill is fired up, the pool is ready to be used, and millions of us will be hitting the roads to get to our holiday destinations.

Since Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, many Americans will be traveling for the weekend in near-record numbers. And this year, more people are planning to hit the roads, the skies, and the rails this weekend. According to AAA, this year more than 41.5 million Americans will be traveling. That’s a nearly 5% increase over last year’s totals and the highest number of travelers than it has been in more than a dozen years. The increase in travelers is happening even despite the fact that gas prices are higher than they have been since 2014.

We know that most people will likely be driving to get to their destinations and that staying safe is incredibly important. Oh and now is the time that you should start to make sure you are ready to make the drive. We have some helpful tips that will make the drive go just a little bit better.

Of course, you want to make sure that your vehicle is running in its best shape. Scheduling a service appointment to make sure that your oil has been changed, tire pressure is optimal and everything is running smoothly. Looking to save on service? Check out our service specials page!

You’ll also want to make sure that everyone in the vehicle is safe. Make sure seat belts are secure and children are in safety seats that are right for the height, weight, and age. Oh and if someone imbibes, make sure that they don’t drive! You can’t predict how other drivers will be on the road, so make sure you are on high alert while driving this weekend. Defensive driving during busy weekends like this is going to be imperative.

If you can, avoid driving during peak hours. It’s best to not drive when everyone else is hitting the road too, so, if you can, try not to leave when everyone else is. Consider leaving early on Friday morning, or coming home on Sunday evening.

Finally, don’t speed this weekend. It’s a holiday weekend, which means that the police will be out in full force! Don’t let an expensive ticket ruin the start or end to your vacation weekend.

While we know you are planning for a great Memorial Day weekend, therefore we want you to drive in a smart and cautious way. Making sure you are safe along the way is something that is so easy to do, but is also easy to take for granted.

Want to make sure your vehicle is in proper order? Schedule a service appointment at Toyota of Greenville today!

 


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