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Happy Thanksgiving From Our Team!

We would like to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving from our team at Pro Auto Care! Enjoy your time off with your loved ones. We understand many of you will be driving with the holidays coming up, both near and far. If you plan on going out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday, please be prepared for the congested holiday traffic. It might even rain or snow during the course of your trip. This is why we highly suggest that you check off some of these items before hitting the bustling highway. 

  1. Have a pre-trip inspection done by professionals - Our incredible team at Pro Auto Care can help thoroughly check your car's essential systems and fluids before you head out for the holiday. Trust us - you don't want to be late to Thanksgiving dinner from a vehicle breakdown! Getting a pre-trip check-up will give you the assurance you need. And it will keep you and your passengers safe for the ride!
  2. Pack weather-appropriate items - It will be colder as we approach the end of November and December, so please remember to bring blankets, coats, socks, hats, and boots with you. Also, bring an umbrella just in case it rains.
  3. Put together an emergency kit - The worst things can happen at the most unexpected times. Just in case you face an unexpected mishap (injury or vehicle breakdown), you'll want to have some items to handle the situation better. Please make sure you have a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, batteries, flares, cell phone charger, first aid kit, water, etc. 
  4. Think of games and activities to do during the ride to make it more fun - This is an excellent tip if you are traveling with kids! People naturally get bored, especially in stand-still traffic. We recommend playing simple games to keep the ride engaging and entertaining. If you're not into games, how about some Christmas caroling?

Wherever you are this Thanksgiving, we hope you are safe and wish you well! If you require a pre-trip inspection or tune-up, please give us a call or visit Pro Auto Care today.