Are you Traveling this Labor Day?

When you think of Labor Day, what do you think? One last vacation before the unofficial end of summer? Hitting the mall for the sales? Or the extra day off work to relax? Labor Day has been celebrated since the 1880’s. No matter where you are going this holiday weekend, here at Spivey Insurance we want to make sure you are covered with your travel plans.

The first thing to do is inspect your vehicle. Are your tires in good shape? Are they pressurized to the right weight, and are the treads worn? It’s good to make sure the part that connects you to the road is in good shape, whether you plan to travel a few hundred miles,to the airport, or just around town. Make sure the oil and transmission fluid levels are topped off, and windshield wiper fluid, too. Have maps or a GPS system on hand so that you don’t get lost, and check in with those at your destination every so often. This way, if something were to happen, they would know where to find you. Some great mobile apps to use for travel are Waze, GasBuddy, Google Maps, and iExit.

As you are taking all the precautionary measures to keep your car safe, take the steps to keep what is inside your car safe as well. If you have valuable possessions in your car, keep them locked inside of a container or a bag and hidden under the seat. When you leave your vehicle and return, check to make sure your valuables are still there. When traveling on roads that you have not been on before it is important to keep your gas level in mind. When your gas gauge reaches about a quarter of a tank, it is smart to start looking for the closest gas station so you do not run out of gas.

We not only recommend these travel tips we also have our own Spivey Insurance App that is free to our customers. We designed the Spivey Insurance Mobile App to help make your life easier and more convenient. We want you to have convenience in the palm of your hand. The app allows all customers to report insurance claims directly from your phone. Make sure you register with the email you have in your account file with Spivey Insurance Group. This way all your policy information will move over to the link with the app. This is a great tool if you are on the road traveling this Labor Day weekend.

When traveling this Labor Day, whether on vacation, to see relatives, or stay local, it is important to keep these vehicle safety tips in mind. Spivey Insurance Group will be closed this Labor Day to observe this national holiday but will re-open on Tuesday September 5th! If you have any questions with your auto insurance policy, give Spivey Insurance Group a call at 704-821-4460 or upload information via the app. Keep up with Spivey Insurance Group throughout Spring on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, and Google Plus.

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