Hurricane season is here, and at this point in time we’ve already had three named depressions! The Orlando Automotive Family wants to make sure your hurricane preparedness is on point. The team at our Orlando dealerships has put together tips and suggestions on what to do in case a storm hits Central Florida.
Start your hurricane preparedness with auto maintenance
We believe in starting with a good foundation. In regard to your Orlando vehicle, that means making sure it gets the essentials checked out during your beginning steps of hurricane preparedness! This includes:
- Tire rotations
- Oil change
- Fluid levels
What to do when a hurricane hits Orlando
In the event that a hurricane hits the Central Florida area, there are a few things we suggest. However, you also need to decide whether or not you will be evacuating. Based on that decision, your hurricane preparedness plan may change and you should make sure you have the following checked:
If you decide to leave the area – There are plenty of things you need to think about when evacuating during a storm. Here are the top steps you can’t leave out when evacuation is a part of your hurricane preparedness plan.
- Plan routes – Make sure that you have a destination in mind when deciding to evacuate. After that, make sure you know how to get there and take into account increased amounts of traffic because of others evacuating.
- Fill up your gas tank – It’s important to make sure your gas tank is full before you evacuate before a storm. The closer you get to the day of the storm, the longer the lines will be and the more likely it will be for gas stations to run out of fuel. Be sure to do this step sooner rather than later.
If you decide to stick it out – There are a few things that we suggest you do as part of your hurricane preparedness plan to ensure that your Orlando car stays safe during the storm.
- Park smartly – You want to try to park somewhere high and covered. The higher you are the less chance you have of your vehicle flooding. And if you park somewhere that is covered, you have a lower chance of your Orlando car being damaged by debris.
- Remove any valuables – This doesn’t just include electronics! It also includes paperwork, and more. Unfortunately people take advantage of storms to commit car theft, so remove these essential items as a precaution.
Want to make sure your Orlando vehicle is in tip-top shape this hurricane season? Get Toyota auto service as part of your hurricane preparedness plan from one of our dealerships! Toyota of Orlando is located at 3575 Vineland Road just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall and Toyota of Clermont is located at 16851 State Road 50 in between the Florida Turnpike and Highway 27.