Fourth of July travel safety is more critical as 41.9 million Americans will take to the roadways, skies, trains, and waterways. This holiday is expected to be the most busy since 2007, and it has a lot to do with gas prices for automobiles.
Average gasoline prices are $1 less per gallon than a year prior.
Alan’s Collision Center in NE Philadelphia has a 24-hour towing service with Glenn’s Towing. If a vehicle needs to be towed at any time of the day or night, then our auto body repair shop can help.
Fourth of July Travel Safety Tips for Drivers
- When traveling on the roadways, take extra water and snacks for the family in case of travel delays.
- If depending on your vehicle GPS system, take a road atlas or map to your destination should your GPS not be dependable. Prior to departure, print out travel directions via Google Maps as a third assurance that you know where you’re going.
- Prior to arriving on the outskirts of a major metropolitan city, stop at the closest rest area even though no one ‘has to go.’ It could take 2-3 hours from top to bottom to travel through Chicago with traffic congestion.
- If your vehicle has recently been repaired after a collision, take it to Alan’s Collision Center in NE Philly for re-inspection. Alan’s Collision recently launched an auto body repair re-inspection program. If you want to ensure your vehicle was repaired appropriately, you can bring your automobile to Alan’s Collision. Its I-CAR Gold trained professionals will do a visual inspection of the auto body repair. Should something be pointed out that is suspect, Alan’s Collision will communicate with you and discuss a strategy.
- Use a travel app, like Waze, to alert you to congestion on the roadways. Apps like this also show obstruction in the lanes, stopped cars on the shoulder, and the location of police cruisers.
- Prior to leaving, ensure your vehicle is tuned and topped with fluids. Check head lamps, wipers, tire pressure, oil, and other fluids.
- Take your AAA card or vehicle manufacturer roadside assistance card to help should you need a tow.
- If you’re in the vicinity of Alan’s Collision Center in NE Philadelphia, contact its 24/7 number for a tow should you need assistance.
- If you are stuck in construction traffic, then shut off the engine rather than idling. Consider opening the windows while driving through construction instead of running the air conditioner to save on fuel, as well.
- Dare we say speed limit? Police cruisers will be all over the roadways to catch speeding drivers. Pay close attention to posted speed limits, and do not drive more than 10 mph over posted speeds! It puts you and other vehicles on the roadways in danger.