This is a sponsored post on behalf of State Farm®.
One of the most stressful parts of the holidays is the travel. The added vehicles and traffic on the roads, not to mention the possibility of some not-so-great weather, make traveling for the holidays, well, not so pleasant.
State Farm has partnered with state transportation agencies to promote highway safety with the Assist Patrol Program, which should help keep the roads a little bit safer this holiday season.
In Ohio, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) State Farm Safety Patrol is a fleet of vehicles that patrol the highways around the state’s seven largest metropolitan areas, looking for accidents, dangerous debris, and stranded drivers so that they are able to provide assistance and help drivers get safely on their way.
Imagine getting a flat tire, needing a jump, or having another type of minor mechanical problem on your way to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving – and not having to wait hours for the tow truck to show up. The State Farm sponsored patrols help keep our roads safer—and get you back on your way faster by assisting drivers in the program areas, including 14 states with 18 patrols that help more than 700,000 drivers each year To find out more details, and locate sponsored roadways, visit https://www.AssistPatrol.com/ .
To make sure you are prepared for your road trips, take a look at these great road trip safety tips provided by State Farm.
Hydrate Your Vehicle. Check fluid levels: brake, automatic transmission, power steering, windshield washer, and coolant. Make sure each reservoir is full, and if you see any sign of fluid leakage, take your vehicle in to be serviced.
Give Your Vehicle a Checkup:
- Check the air pressure in all tires, including the spare
- Make sure the wiper blades are functioning properly
- Check battery life, and inspect batteries and battery cables
- Inspect brake pads and linings for wear; change the oil and filter according to manufacturer’s service interval specifications
- Test the headlights, brake lights, turn signals, emergency flashers, and interior lights
Prepare an Emergency Roadside Kit:
- Jumper cables
- Emergency flat tire repair
- Hazard triangle, road flares, brightly colored distress sign, or “Help” or “Call Police” flag
- Screwdrivers and wrenches
- First aid kit
- Cell phone and charger
This is a sponsored post on behalf of State Farm.