Nov 042016
 

Thanksgiving is a holiday where families and friends come together for a delicious meal but traveling can be a major hassle. Fortunately, there are several excellent ways to help reduce the hassle and make traveling this Thanksgiving a breeze. Here are some helpful Thanksgiving travel tips from us here at Hurlbert Toyota so you can arrive at your destination with less stress.

Thanksgiving Travel Tips - Epping, New Hampshire holiday season

  • Fly – Flying can be incredibly difficult around Thanksgiving. The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year. That means it’s important to plan ahead. Book your flight a few weeks in advance and arrive at the airport three or more hours early to ensure you make your flight in time.
  • Drive – Technology has come a long way, which means now is the time to use it for all of your traveling needs. Use navigation systems to plan your route to optimize fuel economy, time, or a balance of both. Most systems can help avoid obstacles like accidents and traffic jams as well.
  • Pack – Whether you plan on flying or driving, pack light. Doing so means there’s less work loading luggage into the car or no baggage fees to pay at the airport. Instead, ship your extra clothes and various other items to your destination by mail.
Dec 012014
 

You may know someone in your neighborhood who’s done it, and perhaps you’ve been tempted to give it a try yourself. After all, it looks like a lot of fun—and you might as well give it a shot while you still can.

Obviously, what we’re talking about is decorating your car with Christmas lights!

Holiday decorating shouldn’t be limited to just your home or office desk. That’s why The Fun Times Guide offered tips on how to string Christmas lights to your car. The good news is it’s not that difficult!

Automobiles have a 12v DC electrical system, which isn’t compatible with standard Christmas tree lights (110v AC). Either invest in 12v rope lights or 12v LED lights, or purchase a 12v DC inverter (not a converter!), which will change your car’s electricity into an 110v AC current. The minimum output should be 400 watts but can go up to 1500 watts if you plan to run power tools from it.

After picking up a bunch of discounted Christmas lights, cover your vehicle inside and out, through the windows and over the front grille. Find some color-changing lights and a three-foot plastic snowman for good measure. Just check with local authorities on lighting restrictions before going too crazy.

Moisture can be dangerous to the lights on your car, even if you purchase outdoor Christmas lights, so if snow or rain is on the way, park in the garage or take them off.

Brighten up the drab winter by spreading some colorful holiday cheer on the go. If you do, stop by Hurlbert Toyota to show us your festive masterpiece.