Drive Safe This Memorial Day Holiday Weeekend


This year is expected to be one of the busiest, most traveled Memorial Day Weekends in a long time. According to AAA, this year more than 41.5 million Americans traveling. That’s a nearly 5% increase over last year’s totals and the highest number of travelers than it has been in more than a dozen years! Yes, this is despite the fact that gas prices are higher than they have been since 2014!

Since most people traveling for the holiday weekend will likely be driving to their vacation destinations, safety is going to be key. We have some very helpful tips that will make the drive go more smoothly.

Service Your Vehicle: Schedule a service appointment to make sure that your oil has been changed, tire pressure is optimal and everything is running smoothly. Check out our service specials page for special savings!

Avoid Leaving During Peak Hours: If at all possible, avoid driving to or from your vacation destination during peak hours. Consider leaving early on Friday morning, or coming home on Sunday evening.

Practice Safe Driving Habits: Make sure seat belts are secure and, if you’re traveling with children are in safety seats that are right for the height, weight, and age. Make sure you drive defensively during busy weekends like this. Oh and put your phone away.

Don’t Speed: Just don’t do it! It’s a holiday weekend, which means that the police will be out in full force! Don’t let an expensive ticket ruin the start or end to your vacation weekend.

While we know you are planning for a great Memorial Day weekend, therefore we want you to drive in a smart and cautious way. Making sure you are safe along the way is something that is so easy to do, but is also easy to take for granted.

Want to make sure your vehicle is in proper order? Schedule a service appointment at Courtesy Nissan of Tampa today!


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