AAA recommends car care before Thanksgiving travel

AAA suggests motorist get their cars checked out and tuned up before Thanksgiving holiday travel to avoid finding themselves stranded, according to a release.

"AAA recommends motorists use a simple checklist to determine their vehicle's fall and winter maintenance needs," said AAA Tire & Auto Manager Jon Bucher. "Many of the items on the list can be inspected by a car owner in less than an hour, but others should be performed by a certified technician."

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To help drivers prepare for winter, AAA is offering a free bumper-to-bumper vehicle maintenance inspection at all Miami Valley area AAA Car Care Center, read the release. AAA has also partnered with Lyft to offer free rides to customers at select AAA Car Care Centers.

A membership isn’t required for the free maintenance inspection or Lyft ride.

For more information about the Thanksgiving travel forecast, visit the AAA News Rooms website.

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