Brake! The Lexus’s Tires Ring...And Other Holiday Road Trip Tips

Published 6 years ago — by Lisa Federico

Holiday Travel Check List

Holiday Travel Check List
Photo Credit: Carodean Road Designs

The ho-ho-holidays are here which means many folks will be traveling over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house. To avoid a blue Christmas and any roadside mishaps, be proactive by making a list—and be sure to check it twice— with these tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Rockin’ Around (and under) The Hood: Before any road trip visit your local, independent best Lexus service center to have all things under the hood examined, including your battery, engine oil, all fluids, belts, hoses and more.

Tires, Won’t You Guide My Lexus Tonight: Tire pressure affects the way your Lexus drives, so correctly inflate all the tires (even the spare) before you depart. The proper recommendations for your Lexus model can be found in your owner’s manual or on the inside label of your vehicle. Also look for any irregularities on the sidewall and check tread depth.

Don’t Get Run Over By A Lexus: The condition of your Lexus’s brakes should be checked prior to pulling out of the driveway, ere driving out of sight. Have your trusted, expert Lexus mechanic take a look and replace if necessary.

Deck Your Lexus With A Roadside Emergency Kit: It’s a good idea to have this as your road companion for all trips (even to the grocery store). With a roadside emergency kit, you can help increase safety if a breakdown should occur, or anything else unexpected.

Plan For Winter Wonderland Weather: Tis the season for unpredictable weather patterns, be prepared for whatever Mother Nature may throw at you. Check ahead of time to see what the forecast holds, and make sure your windshield wiper blades, defrosters, lights and if needed, snow chains, are intact and operating properly.

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