Thanksgiving travel: Here’s what should be on your travel checklist

ORLANDO, Fla. — Millions of people are planning to hit the road for Thanksgiving.

If you are one of them, AAA said now is the time to take your car in for an inspection.


AAA expects more than 48 million people to drive to their destination.

Before you hit the road, the travel agency recommends you make an appointment for a bumper-to-bumper vehicle checkup.

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The top five items on your checklist include: tires, the car battery, brakes, fluids and wiper blades.

“Now is really important time to take your vehicle in for an inspection,” said Mark Jenkins, an AAA spokesperson. “If you’re hitting the road, you don’t want to be driving in a vehicle that’s not ready for the road.”

AAA estimates 400,000 drivers will need roadside assistance during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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“The last place you want to spend Thanksgiving is on the side of the road and not at the dinner table,” Jenkins said.

AAA suggests keeping a well-stocked emergency kit in your vehicle.

If you happen to break down, pull off to a safe place with your emergency flashers on and call AAA for help.

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