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Heading over the hills and through the woods for the holidays? We’ve got you covered with our Road Trip Travel Tips! If you still haven’t listened to Risk Mitigation Team experts Laura and Stacy sharing their very best tips for safe, smooth, and sane holiday travel, stop what you are doing and click here to listen to their podcast now. Next, engage in the following practical risk mitigation activities to ensure your comfort and safety on the road:

- Fill Up Your Car with Gasoline

Unexpected traffic, cold weather, and travel delays can all be managed more easily if you aren’t worried about your fuel gauge being stuck on E. Fill up before you go, and once you are on the road, stop angling your head so it still looks like you have a quarter tank and stop for a quick fill-up - you will still make great time!

- Pump Up Your Tires

Ensure your car tires are safe for the road and pumped to the appropriate PSI, especially if you are traveling longer distances and/or through rougher terrain and snow.

- Top Off Your Fluids

Check your engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, power steering, and windshield washer fluid.

- Light Up Your Lights

Light up your low beams, high beams, brake lights, rear tail lights and turn signals to make sure everything is working properly. If your warning lights are lighting up, make sure to address this before you hit the road.

- Watch your Windshield Wipers

Bad windshield wipers are the worst when you are going through bad weather. Reduced visibility is is frustrating and dangerous, so watch for scratching, skipping, and streaking . . . and, of course, a dirty windshield.

Check back tomorrow for more Holiday Road Trip Travel tips! Whether your plans involve a travel adventure or a holiday hang at home, we’ve got you covered from start to finish. Visit to learn more about what LSDS can provide for you.

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless Disclaimer: LSDS™ gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS™ (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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