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Thanksgiving Traffic Tips

We can’t believe November is here! It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating Easter and Fourth of July. Even though Thanksgiving might look a little different this year, we can still expect to see the roads packed with drivers, either racing to the grocery store for last-minute items or planning a trip to your grandmother’s. 

The team at Ponder Auto Repair is here to help! Regardless of what you have planned for Thanksgiving, our technicians want you to experience a stress-free holiday. We have compiled a few helpful Thanksgiving traffic tips to help you get through the busy Holiday season: 

  • If you have a road trip planned for Thanksgiving, don’t head out the night before. Traffic always peaks on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, particularly between 10 pm and midnight, as people are heading out after work. We recommend avoiding traveling on Wednesday all together, seeing as you might experience traffic in the morning and afternoon too. 
  • Traffic can be an issue on the way back too. Several mapping sites demonstrate that Saturday is the best day to beat the traffic and travel home. Sunday is inundated with traffic, and you will experience gridlock. That’s why we recommend leaving Saturday. 
  • If you are stuck in traffic, patience is essential! We recognize that we are all in a hurry during the holidays, as we are racing to the grocery store to pick up last-minute items or hurrying to make it to your socially-distanced gathering. We all have to remember to keep our cool and remind ourselves that slow and steady wins the race! 
  • Make sure to eliminate all distractions. When we are stuck in a traffic jam at a complete stop, we want to reach our phones and check our messages. However, distracted driving is the number one cause of rear-end accidents in slow traffic. 

Bring your vehicle to Ponder Auto Repair, and we will make sure your vehicle is ready for whatever you have in store for this holiday season. Schedule an appointment with the technicians at Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City, TN for a touchless experience. 


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