Who’s excited for the holidays? We know we are here at our Orlando Toyota dealership – Turkey Day is less than a week away, and Christmas and New Year’s are coming down the pike faster than ever! However, although the holidays season is full of festivities and fun, it can also be a dangerous time to be out on the road. Traffic is heavier, the weather is more unpredictable, and more party-goers are out and about (which unfortunately means more people are driving while under the influence). How can you keep yourself and your family safe when you take to the roads in your Orlando Toyota? We’ve got Toyota road safety tips to help you do just that!
Memorize our Orlando Toyota road safety rules this holiday season!
If you’re planning a long road trip, make sure that your car has been brought into our Orlando Toyota Service Center for routine maintenance! You should check your oil and all the fluids under the hood, as well as your brakes, tires, windshield wipers, and lights before you take to the highway. Our service techs can conduct a multi-point inspection to give your car a bumper-to-bumper once-over and make sure you’re good to go!
You should also plan your route when you start thinking about a holiday road trip! Be aware of the weather forecast before you leave – our Orlando Toyota Entune App Suite can help you with this, as it offers you real-time weather updates so you can plan ahead for bad weather that might interfere with your drive time. If you’re staying in town, check traffic with the same technology before heading out to your holiday party – it’ll save you a lot of stress and confusion and get you where you need to go on time!
Pay extra attention when you hit the road. This means putting away your cell phone (you can use the Orlando Toyota Bluetooth technology to stream phone calls if you really need to stay connected, and keep your hands on the wheel) and focusing on the road. More drivers and less predictable weather means your drivetime needs extra attention, so do away with anything that may be distracting!
Road safety rules can get you and your family to your holiday destination safely!
Follow road safety rules to a “t”! If you live in an urban area, there may be more revelers out and about celebrating the holiday season. This means more pedestrians, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them. Use your headlights and turn signals, stop completely at stop signs and red lights, follow the speed limit, and yield to pedestrians (even if they’re not paying attention).
Make sure you’re alert and awake when you hit the road, and follow a zero-tolerance rule when it comes to alcohol. (You should do this all the time, regardless of the holidays!) If you even have one drink, call a cab or get a ride from a sober friend. Driving under the influence is extremely dangerous for you, your passengers, and everyone on the road around you!
Need to schedule an appointment to get your car checked, or looking for a safe Orlando Toyota to make the most of your holidays? Come on into our dealership and get rolling! We’re open seven days a week until 10pm and you can swing by anytime – we’re at 3575 Vineland Road!