With holidays rolling in, the roads can get hectic. Don’t let the busy season become a roadblock to safe driving methods! Check out these tips to prevent damage to your vehicle this busy holiday season.

Pay Attention to the Road

When traveling long distances, take breaks and refrain from speeding. We all know the struggles of visiting family and friends over the holidays that do not live very close and it is important to stay safe during these trips to avoid accidents. Stay off your phone while driving, the text can wait!

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are statistically more accidents during the holiday season. Keep an eye out for drivers that are swerving or speeding and always report these activities to law enforcement. It is important to be alert at all times to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

Be Cautious in Parking Lots

The holiday shopping season leads to hectic parking lots at shopping malls and it is important to be cautious when shopping this season! Finding a spot can be tough, but be careful when parking to avoid bumps and scrapes to your vehicle. When leaving, be aware of your surroundings and be sure to avoid backing into other vehicles or pedestrians. Take your time when parking and leaving shopping centers, the deals can wait! Lastly, avoid driving near shopping centers during the busy hours if you are able to, traffic and accidents put a real bummer on the holiday spirit!

Check Weather Conditions Prior to Heading Out

Harsh weather can impair your ability to drive safely. Slippery New England roads are nothing to mess with and should be avoided at all costs. Avoiding driving during winter storms can decrease your risks of accidents and damage to your vehicle.

If you find yourself driving during poor conditions, don’t panic! Drive at a reasonable speed and keep your eyes on the road to avoid unwanted complications to your trip. Never slam on your brakes while driving in snow or ice. Keep up with vehicle maintenance to ensure your vehicle is equipped to safely bring you to your destination. Always make sure your gas is at the halfway point to avoid breaking down in bad conditions and keep an extra jacket in your car in case of emergency!

As no plan to prevent vehicle damage is perfect, be prepared to call Reliable Collision Repair.

At Reliable Collision Repair, we get that accidents happen. When you need a repair, even for minor damages, during the busy holiday season it can be stressful. That’s why we are here to do everything it takes to get you back on the road. We handle everything from handling the appraisal to dealing with insurance, providing rentals, and towing services to help you every step of the way!

As a class-A autobody shop, Reliable Collision can allow you to rest assured that your vehicle is in great hands. We are happy to get your vehicle repaired and ready to get back on the road in excellent condition, give us a call at (401) 823-4770 or schedule an appointment if you are ever in need of autobody repairs to your vehicle.