Driving this Christmas? Here are 5 tips to make sure you have a worry-free holiday!

Dec 4, 2019 | Latest News | 0 comments

Plan your journey

To make sure you are safe when embarking on a longer journey, plan ahead and use your phone  to check the weather forecast, travel news and safest routes.

Secondly, allow a little extra journey time and make sure your tank is full in case you get stuck in traffic or forced to take a longer route to your destination.

Notify friends and family of the route you are planning to take, just in case you run into any problems.

Travel Light

Plan ahead and try to bring only what you need. If you have access to a washing machine at the destination, you can bring fewer clothes.

Use compression bags rather than cases or boxes to pack. These take up less room and is easier to fit into spaces.

Stay balanced

You want to keep the centre of gravity in the car low and reduce weight over the wheels.

Place larger, heavier items at the bottom and towards the front and centre of the car. If you have a roof rack, don’t overload it.

Don’t be afraid of repacking several times to find the best arrangement for you.

Paint Protect your vehicle

Australia’s harsh conditions can create a huge damage to your car. From getting stone chips when driving, to sun damage to your car paint, Paint protection is a great investment to keep your vehicle in its best condition.

Paint protection film from Premium Shield has self-healing Nano technology which allows the film to heal itself from scratches and abrasions.

Stop and rest when needed

Lastly, remember to plan the best places for rest stops along the way.

Fatigue management for all drivers is a major contributor to making our roads safer. As one of the ‘Fatal Five’, fatigue is a killer on our roads and the best way to fight fatigue is to stop and rest.


Call Protect Group at 0401 197 778 today to make sure your vehicle is well protected before this holiday