When the holidays arrive, so does the rush of holiday travelers and the congestion they cause. Nothing quite puts a damper on your holiday celebrations than bad traffic, but keeping a number of key tips in mind will help you better avoid the hassle and get to your destination with your sanity intact.
Most people will resort to taking major highways and familiar routes on their journey. If you want to avoid traffic and potentially enjoy a more peaceful, scenic route, do a little research to find an alternative route to your destination.
Another way to avoid heavy traffic is to beat the rush. This could mean leaving extra early in the morning, or even adjusting your schedule so that, for example, you’re traveling the Monday before Thanksgiving rather than that Wednesday. Try to anticipate when most people will be driving and adjust your schedule to avoid that date and time.
Nothing is worse than some unexpected issue with your vehicle delaying your trip. Avoid this unwanted circumstance by getting your oil changed and having your vehicle checked before you leave. Certain things like car batteries and tires are very sensitive to low temperatures and should be given special attention this time of year.
It’s important to get a good night’s sleep before any long journey on the road. Make sure that you are packed ahead of time and have prepared all foods, gifts, or other items before the eve of your departure so that you can relax and get a restful night of sleep.
If you’re traveling this holiday season, there’s no better companion than a stylish and intelligent new vehicle. You can find that very thing at the Pantili Mitsubishi showroom.
Fall is the perfect time to take a scenic drive. The colors are stunning and wildlife is abundant. But, according to the Division of Natural Recourses, October and November also present the highest risk to West Virginia drivers of colliding with deer. So, you can safely enjoy all the beautiful fall drives West Virginia has to offer, here are some tips from Pantili Mitsubishi for avoiding deer on the road this fall.
Be Aware of your surroundings
Scan your peripherals for deer. If you see a deer, immediately reduce your speed and sound your horn several times in short blasts.
Use your headlights
Keep your headlights on even during the day. This will often help you spot deer because their eyes are reflective. At night, use your high beams when possible to increase your field of view.
Brake, don’t swerve
If you encounter one or more deer on the road, don’t swerve out of your lane to avoid it. Instead, apply your brakes and wait until the deer clear out of the way before proceeding.
One deer usually means more deer
If you see one deer, proceed with extreme caution and keep an eye out for more, as deer typically travel in groups.
This fall, make a habit of driving defensively. Colliding with a deer is very dangerous and can do massive damage to your vehicle. Keep your eyes peeled and drive safely!
Easy and Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for the Whole Family
While there’s nothing wrong with eating a little too much and spending the day on the couch watching football, there are plenty of other exciting activities to fill up your Thanksgiving. Do something new this year by trying out one of these fun Thanksgiving crafts from Pantili Mitsubishi.
This craft is perfect for kids and is a great excuse for them to get out of the house while you finish up the cooking. Send them out to look for the perfect pinecone before they get started on this easy craft that only requires some basic supplies you probably already have lying around. These cute turkeys also make great centerpieces when they’re done!
Bring everyone together and have them trace their hand on construction paper to make “leaves” for your Thanksgiving tree. Once they’re cut out, have everyone write something they’re thankful for before hanging it up. This craft is easy for everyone and reminds us all what Thanksgiving is really about.
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
With some common crafting supplies, you can quickly make a tailless turkey so the kids can play Pin the Tail on the Turkey while you’re busy in the kitchen. It’s super simple, lots of fun for the kids, and will give you some time to get things done before the relatives show up.
Thanksgiving is about coming together with friends and family, and what better way to do so than by making something together. Try out one or all of these Thanksgiving crafts and have the best holiday ever!
There are plenty of creative ways to unleash your wild side this Halloween. Here are a few Halloween costumes ideas that will have everyone looking great while heading door-to-door for candy or checking out local parties.
Dressing up as a race car driver is the perfect opportunity to unleash your creative side. No matter the costume wearer’s age, a race car driver costume generally consists of various bright colors and patterns. As an added bonus, a pit stop crew member makes for the perfect partner if you plan on hitting Halloween parties as a pair. “If you’re not first, you’re last!”
There’s nothing quite like dressing like royalty, and Halloween presents the perfect opportunity to do so. Dressing as a Queen or King can cost as much as you want, whether you go for the full outfit—luxurious cloak, golden crown, and a jewel-encrusted scepter—or just a simple plastic crown from the party store.
Bats are a major part of Halloween. The spooky creatures tend to frolic in the night and you can too if you’re willing to dress like one. A bat costume requires some black fabric, elastic, and a pointed ear headband. It’s simple to make and you can reuse the fabric at a later time.
Happy Halloween from all of us here at Pantilli Mitsubishi!