The holidays often bring travel, but they don’t also have to bring travesty. Some pre-planning can keep your road trip from becoming a fiasco that sees you left stranded roadside without any means to fend for yourself. Check over the vehicle and ensure routine maintenance has been conducted, before leaving to see the dreaded in-laws. Stock the car with standard emergency supplies, starting with the spare tire and basic tools, straight through to some food and water in case the worst happens. Check the weather, have a map, and keep your phone charged; the basics can keep the holidays happy.
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