Things to check before you hit the road for Thanksgiving

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - As people hit the roadways experts are urging people to double check their cars so they can make sure they don't experience breakdowns on long trips.

AAA says there are several steps to take to make sure your car is running well. With so much bad weather hitting parts of the Northwest tires are a key part of staying safe on the roadway. Making sure you have the proper tire and enough tread is important.

Drivers should also check and make sure their car's fluids are at the right levels. This includes your radiator, motor oil, and windshield wiper fluid. Having a car in good shape will help insure people make it to their destination without as many problems.

Another tip from police officers is slowing down and watching your driving habits. Be sure to give yourself extra time to get to your destination. With so many other cars on the roadway this holiday keep your distance, and be aware of your surroundings.

The final tip from AAA to make your trip better is to be sure and take breaks to stretch, and if you ever feel tired pull over in a safe place and rest. Experts say 1 in 6 fatal crashes are caused by drowsy drivers.