Tips and tricks for traveling during the COVID-19 for the holidays

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 at 4:11 pm
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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. 

Take breaks  

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.  

family traveling for the holidays

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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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