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If you’re like an estimated 43.5 million other Americans, then you’re going to drive at least 50 miles away from your home over the Thanksgiving weekend. AAA doesn’t just expect more than 43 million people to travel by car. The automotive group also expects another 3.69 million individuals to fly and an additional 1.44 million people to take a cruise, train, or a bus to their holiday destinations.

If you plan to drive out of town to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we encourage you to bring your vehicle into our Orlando, FL Dodge dealership before you do. AAA predicts that two of the top three reasons more than 370,000 motorists will contact AAA for roadside assistance over the Thanksgiving weekend are dead batteries and flat tires. The third leading reason drivers will reach out to AAA for help is expected to be drivers being locked out of their cars.

Although we cannot help you avoid being locked out of your automobile, the factory-trained technicians at our central Florida Dodge dealership can help prevent you from being stranded on the side of the road due to a failed battery or flat tire. When you bring your vehicle into our Dodge service center, we’ll make sure your battery is generating enough power to get you to your destination. We’ll also check the tread on your tires and adjust your tires’ air pressure if necessary.

By having your car inspected before you hit the road, you’ll enjoy peace of mind while you’re on the road because you’ll know your vehicle is prepared for your trip. You can also enjoy some savings at the gas pump this holiday season. The national average price for gasoline around Thanksgiving is at its second lowest level since 2008, slightly behind last year’s Thanksgiving low. This year, the national average price for gas is $2.16 per gallon while last year’s average was 11 cents lower.

If you’re going to travel this Thanksgiving, do it the right way by bringing your car into our Dodge service center before you leave home. Give us a call, visit our website, or stop by Fields Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM Sanford to make an appointment in our Dodge service center today.