Toy car carrying a toy tree

Safety Tips for Traveling With a Christmas Tree

There is a lot of excitement during the holiday season. It means there is a lot of travel and family get-togethers that can be fun and exciting. Reconnecting with family you might not see very often can be incredibly fun.

There are a lot of ways to dive into the holiday spirit. One of the best ways to do that is to decorate your home. Light displays and inflatable lawn decorations are an option for families that really want to go all-out in their decorations. Other families keep it simple with just a tree and some tinsel. If this is your first time buying a tree and taking it home, then you’ll want to follow our tips on safe travel.

How to Transport a Christmas Tree

The first step to any sort of purchase like this is planning. You don’t want to travel too far to get a tree, a shorter drive is usually the safest option. You should also check your car before you leave. If your car has roof racks, then the trip will be much easier. Put down a blanket underneath the roof racks of your car to protect the roof from being scratched.

Family wheeling a Christmas tree

Tree tied onto a car roof

If you have a truck, then you can carry it in the truck bed. You should be wary of any potential hot spots on your bed that can damage the tree. You should also always take a few moments to make sure your tree is secure, give it a few tugs to make sure it doesn’t move before you leave. Point the tree stump towards the front of your car when you secure it to keep it safe.

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Toyota Vehicles in Yuma, AZ

You can find plenty of strong and capable vehicles to get your tree home safely at Alexander Toyota. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions and we will be more than happy to help.