The 4th of July is a well-loved, celebrated day here in the United States. It is full of traditions, including BBQs, pool parties, good food, and fireworks. While you’re celebrating with your loved ones this holiday, we want you to be safe. While you fire up the grill or take a drive to the fireworks show, make sure you follow some of our helpful tips below:
Independence Day is the most dangerous day to drive in the US. A large deal of it is due to drinking and driving accidents. Therefore, please remember to never drink and drive. If you do plan to celebrate the holiday with several drinks, have a backup plan to get home.
If you’re planning to take a trip out of town for the weekend, make sure to plan ahead. The busiest travel times are around 3-8 PM, so get out early if you can. Make sure you pack an emergency kit with you to include the essentials, like jumper cables, first aid kit, spare tire kit, and more.
At Pete’s Auto Service, we can provide you with a pre-trip inspection to verify that your car handles the long drive.
If you’re lighting fireworks for the 4th, make sure you know your local and state laws. You should never light any fireworks near flammable objects. Make sure the fireworks are clear from other people and keep children distanced away from the site.
Another thing you should keep in mind for the 4th of July is sun safety. Make sure to keep yourself hydrated and dress appropriately for the weather. Don't forget to lather up on the sunscreen too, if you plan to be outdoors.
We hope some of these tips keep you safe and have a wonderful July 4th holiday. For all your automotive needs, please bring your vehicle to Pete’s Auto Service in Charlotte, NC.