Holiday Driving Tips

Holiday Driving Tips

Brought to you by Alfa Romeo of Larchmont

Everyone in New York already understands that when it comes to the winter months, you should always be as prepared as possible. This is especially important to people who have never driven in the snow before, as they have just moved to the area, or maybe they're new drivers! The point is, winter driving is much different than driving at any other time of the year, which means when you're planning your holiday plans, this is something you need to be considering. At Alfa Romeo of Larchmont, we want to give all of our customers the helpful tips they need to stay safe this holiday season. Down below we are going to be giving you some helpful tips when it comes to getting you where you need to go as safely as possible.

Get your Alfa Romeo serviced

Before you even start planning for your drive, you need to make sure that your Alfa Romeo is ready to take on that responsibility. Regular maintenance should already be a part of your routine, but if it isn't, before your trip, we highly recommend bringing in your vehicle for maintenance. At Alfa Romeo of Larchmont, we will make sure that your tires are not worn, your brakes are functioning properly, your oil is changed, and everything else is taken care of. You don't need any surprises on your way to spend time with family.

Add extra travel time

When planning for travel during the winter months, one of the most important things you can do is simply account for it taking longer than normal. You can do your best to check the weather, but sometimes things outside of your control happen. By including more time in your travel plans, you are less likely to participate in risky driving behaviors. This means you and your family can stay safe, and on time!

Practice winter driving

This might seem like a silly idea, but for anyone who has never driven in the snow or ice before, this is important to do before going on a longer drive. We recommend finding an empty parking lot after a storm, and just driving around like you normally would. This gives you some experience where you might have none previously. Any added boost to your confidence as a driver is important when making decisions quickly.

Bring snacks

If you do intend on making good time, it might be a good idea to pack food ahead of time so you don't have to stop as often. This is a great way to keep everyone in your Alfa Romeo happy, and ensure that you don't have to run further behind than winter travel might force you to. Besides, we all like snacks!

Driving Tips at Alfa Romeo of Larchmont

Are you ready to make that long trip during the winter? We know this can be a stressful time, and hopefully these tips will give you some necessary confidence to make that holiday drive. Schedule an appointment with Alfa Romeo of Larchmont today if you want to service your vehicle before your next drive!

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