Holiday Tips

Holiday Tips

We care about your safety and well-being, especially when it comes to traveling during the holiday season. Here are some essential tips to help you stay safe and secure during your travels:

  1. Check your vehicle Before embarking on a long journey, it’s important to ensure that your vehicle is in good condition. Check that each tire has at least 1 mm of tread and that your spare wheel is in good condition. Additionally, make sure you have all the necessary tools to change a wheel, as well as a reflective triangle and flashlight to warn motorists in case of a breakdown.
  2. Inspect your windows and wipers Check your vehicle’s windows for any chips or cracks and have them fixed before your trip. Ensure that your window wipers are in good working order and replace them if necessary.
  3. Take regular breaks Long drives can be tiring, so it’s important to take regular breaks every two hours to stretch your legs and stay hydrated. Switch drivers when possible to prevent fatigue and stay focused on the road.
  4. Have insurance details on hand Always keep your insurance policy number and assist numbers on hand when traveling. This will ensure that you have quick access to assistance if you need it.
  5. Secure your home When traveling, it’s important to secure your home to protect your belongings and give you peace of mind. Here are some tips to help you do just that:
  • Check that your CCTV cameras are working and positioned to give a clear view of what is happening both inside and outside your property.
  • Ensure that your electric fence is working well and that there are no plants or trees interfering with it.
  • Double-check that all doors are locked and all windows are shut.
  • Unplug all unnecessary appliances to protect against power surges and save energy.
  • Keep emergency electricity and plumbing servicing numbers on hand.
  • Do not leave valuable items in your home while you’re away. If you have no choice, lock them away safely out of sight.
  • Switch off geysers to save energy.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your holiday travels are safe and stress-free. As your trusted insurance broker, we are always here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about your coverage. Happy travels!

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