Recently, AAA shared its estimate of the number of people who’ll be traveling during the 11-day, year-end holiday season. The automotive authority predicts that more than 103 million Americans will travel away from their homes to celebrate the holidays between Friday, December 23, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017.

With 93.6 million individuals expected to travel by car, AAA is preparing to provide roadside assistance to over 980,000 drivers before the holiday season comes to an end at the beginning of next month. AAA anticipates that the most common reasons motorists will call for help will be dead batteries, flat tires, and lockouts. To avoid being one of the drivers who has to request assistance, we recommend that you bring your car into our Lexus dealership near Green Cove Springs, FL. Our factory-trained technicians will inspect your vehicle and make sure it’s ready to get you to and from your holiday destination safely.

Whether you own a 2017 Lexus IS or one of our pre-owned Lexus vehicles, there are certain things you should do before you leave home. At a minimum, you should make sure your windshield wipers are working and fill your wiper fluid, for instance, if you don’t have time to bring your car into our Lexus service center. You should inspect your tires and test your battery as well.

One of the most important things you should do is prepare an emergency kit in case you do encounter a problem such as a severe storm which forces you to pull off of the road unexpectedly. Be sure to put warm clothing for each of your passengers in your kit as well as a collapsible shovel, a flashlight, an ice scraper, jumper cables, road flares, and non-perishable snacks and drinks.

If you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans who is going to travel by car this holiday season, make sure you and your car are ready for your trip before you head out of town. Make an appointment to bring your car into Lexus of Orange Park today.