Forget about planes, trains and buses this year. Instead, plan a road trip to granny’s house for Thanksgiving. Chevrolet vehicles are meant for the road, so why not stretch your car or truck’s legs and drive to your Thanksgiving destination? Our new and used Austin, Texas Chevy dealer has put together a guide so that you can enjoy your trip while spending time in your vehicle with family.
Bring a real map or print out your route so that your kids can track your driving progress. A great way to keep your kids entertained is to get them involved. Teach them the old-school ways of paper maps and have them help you navigate. They can cross off streets or towns on printed maps as you’re driving. Also, if you’re driving in a remote area and happen to get lost without cell service, you can refer to your map. And when all else fails, use your Chevrolet's OnStar® system to help you navigate through any situation.
Before you hit the pavement, have your car and tires checked out. Make sure you have plenty of oil and that your tires are properly inflated. You may also consider double-checking your roadside emergency car kit (or make one if you don’t already have one). It’s much better to be safe than sorry while away from home. You never know what can happen, especially when the roads are busy during the holidays, so don't hesitate to drop by our Henna Chevrolet service center in Austin, TX before leaving for your trip!
Pack light! Allow time in your schedule to make fun roadside stops. When you’re driving through nearby Pittsburg, TX, you have to stop and see the Giant Bo Pilgrim head or Glenn Goode’s Big People in Gainesville. Naturally, you’ll want the t-shirts to prove you’ve been there or trinkets for your holiday white elephant party. You’ll also want the room in your vehicle to bring back leftovers and presents!
Plan your playlist ahead of time! Pick out your favorite songs to jam to and include some kid-friendly music that your kids can sing along with. Have any holiday favorites? Check out “The Turkey Pokey,” “The Turkey Hop,” or “Ten Little Turkeys” while you’re planning out your playlist.
Get a gas card if you plan on filling up frequently. Check with a few gas stations and see about any loyalty rewards they offer. You can often get points for free gas, discounts on hotels or other perks such as free food or drinks. If you have a long drive ahead of you to reach your destination, you might as well earn some perks for gassing up!
Have fun and be safe as you travel to reach your Thanksgiving destination. For this and other vehicle tips, check out our other Henna Chevrolet resources!