Traveling tips during the pandemic
While it is recommended to stay home and celebrate the holidays virtually, surveys conducted have found many people still plan on traveling for the holidays. About 72% said they would drive, so we have created a shortlist of some tips for traveling during the pandemic.
Do any routine maintenances before you leave
You want to make sure your vehicle is ready to hit the road by having it serviced to ensure there is nothing wrong. Some services should include an oil change and rotating your tires.
Plan your route and take precautions
Figure out where you are the best places for you to stop. The CDC has maps of COVID hotspots to avoid.
Follow CDC guidelines at all your stops
Always wear a mask no matter how long you plan to be inside. Try to stay 6 feet away from anyone who isn’t in your household and wash your hands.
Secure your luggage and holiday extras
Any unsecured object in your vehicle can turn deadly in the event of an accident. While we never plan on being in an accident, it is always best to plan for the unexpected.
The worst thing you can do is drive while drowsy. Take plenty of breaks and switch drivers if you are able to do so.
Quarantine yourself before and after you travel
If you can, try to stay home and quarantine before you head out on your travels. This will ensure you are less likely to pass the virus to anyone you come in contact with over the holidays. The same goes when you come back.
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Get your vehicle serviced at Glendale Nissan
Ready to get your vehicle checked on before you head out on your trip? At Glendale Nissan, we have a service center right at our dealership. Schedule a service appointment today.
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