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During the holiday season it is not uncommon to come across people in distress because they have failed to lock their car, thus facilitating its loss or for people to accidentally lock themselves out of their vehicles. There are some smart ways to ensure you don’t get yourself into a situation where your holiday is marred because you failed to follow some simple car safety tips.

 

The following are some common tips that could prove to be highly useful if carefully followed:

  • During the holidays, it is pretty easy to get distracted with having fun, and most times people don’t pay special attention to their surroundings. This then gives rise to possible robberies and carjacking episodes. Being alert while having fun will help keep you and your loved stay safe. Don’t linger unnecessary around your vehicle.
  • Dumping everything in plain view, such as on the seats of your car is an action that effectively invites trouble. Another holiday car safety tip you should remember is to always conceal all your shopping items and luggage in your car booth, where no one is privy to its contents.
  • Although there are usually more crowds than usual during the holiday season, it would still be a better idea to park your vehicle nearer to a well-lit and high human traffic flow area. With a lot of people about, there is less chances of you being car jacked or robbed, as such incidents usually occur in quitter and more secluded locations.
  • During a holiday trip, you are more likely to venture to destinations you are unfamiliar with. It would be a good idea to sign up as a member with a good and reliable car service company such as AAA to help in case of any emergency.
  • Besides the usual car servicing and checks, it would be a good idea to ensure all your tires are road worthy, especially if you intend to take a long road trip over some questionable road conditions.

In the end all anyone really wants is to stay safe and enjoy a good holiday. Taking some time to be aware of holiday car safety practices will help to ensure this.