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.
The DOT driver assist program seems to be sponsored by State Farm in a lot of states. I’ve noticed the Safety Patrol in Reno, but never noticed the insurance company’s logo. I looked it up and the units are on the roads in Reno, Sparks (right next to Reno), and the Las Vegas area. Your list of hints will help prevent some cars from road trouble.
We do a ton of traveling and the road trip tips from State Farm are awesome. I was bummed to find out that State Farm doesn’t have a patrol near me. They only have them in NW Indiana, Central Indiana and Southern Indiana and I live in NE Indiana.
These are great road trip tips for safety! Love State Farm!
This reminds me that I need to update our road side kit. We are expecting a lot of snow in Iowa this year from what they are saying and I want to be prepared!
It is so great that State Farm is doing this. We try to stay close to home around the holidays.
It is so great that State Farm is doing this. We always give our car a check up before taking a long trip. It is better safe than sorry.
This is so great for people traveling, especially at holiday time when help is slow to arrive. Glad they’re doing it!
Great tips. We will travel a little this year ill need to keep your list in my glove box. Thank you for sharing.
I always kept an emergency kit in my car. That’s a good holiday gift idea too,for someone who does not.
wow this is super cool. I see some trucks like this around me but it’s not State Farm. I love that there’s a helping hand available to those who, at the time, are in need and probably very stressed.