What To Pack on a Holiday Road Trip

What To Pack on a Holiday Road Trip | Mike Raisor Lincoln |

Are you heading out to see your family for the holidays? This guide for packing for a holiday road trip will save you the headache of leaving something crucial behind.

Chargers

Are you planning to bring along your phone? What about the kids’ favorite portable gaming devices, tablets, or laptops? Make sure you pack chargers for all your electronics, not just your phones.

A Cooler and Trash Receptacle

Snacks and water bottles on road trips are an absolute must, so pack a cooler – and remember to bring along a place to put everyone’s trash, too, so that cleanup is easier.

Comfortable Clothing

Yes, it’s important to look nice over the holidays, so pack an outfit or two for the actual holiday dinner. However, the road trip itself will require soft, comfy clothing and a supportive pair of shoes. Make sure to stop and stretch occasionally!

First-Aid Kit

It’s a good idea to bring along a First-Aid Kit anyway, but in case you don’t already have one in your vehicle, pick up a kit for the long drive just in case.

Apps

Your phone is a valuable resource on the open road. There are apps for finding the best gas prices, last-minute hotel rooms, and navigating the best route. Download a music-streaming app, too, so that you can make an awesome driving playlist.

We here at Mike Raisor Lincoln wish you and your crew a happy holiday season.

Head Out to Lafayette’s Christmas Parade This Year

Christmas Parade | Mike Raisor Lincoln | Lafayette, IN

Lafayette, Indiana, is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday season. That’s why the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette love coming together every year for the Christmas Parade.

This year, the annual Christmas Parade will be held on December 1ston Lafayette’s Main Street, where the whole street and parade will light up with Christmas colors. This parade holds the proud title of Indiana’s largest holiday parade, so you don’t want to miss it! This year, the parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 1000 Main Street.

The theme for this year is “A Very Merry Main Street,” which can mean whatever you want it to! You can coordinate outfits with your family to help represent the theme, or just enjoy the sights and sounds of the parade.

The event is completely free to attend. In the parade, you’ll see various floats, marching bands, clowns, fire engines, police, and, of course, Santa himself. One group even gathers together their corgis to walk the parade route in themed Christmas costumes.

If you want to have even more Christmas fun, you can do so by attending the event early. While the parade starts at 5:30, holiday events throughout the day will entertain you and the whole family.

Here at Mike Raisor Lincoln, we wish you and your family a happy holiday season.

3 Essential Fall Car Prep Tips

Fall Car Prep Tips | Mike Raisor Lincoln | Lafayette, IN

When it comes to transitioning from summer to fall and then to winter, changing temperatures can have a big impact on the inner workings of your vehicle. Car care is a big deal, so make sure you don’t skip out on these fall car prep tips when it comes to getting ready for the colder months.

Check the Tires

Having healthy tread on your car’s tires is important year-round, but especially in the winter, when damp or icy weather conditions can make roads extra slippery. Rotating tires is important for helping your tires wear more evenly, but check the tread depth with the penny test to ensure that older tires are safe to be driven on the road.

Change the Oil

Changing oil is a fairly routine part of servicing one’s vehicle, but it’s also one that often goes overlooked, or perhaps you are procrastinating on doing it because it feels unnecessary. Changing oil is an important part of preparing for fall because it keeps all the mechanisms in your engine working smoothly and effectively.

Invest in an Emergency Kit

Sometimes, batteries die and cars slide into ditches, no matter how hard to work to avoid such situations. In that case, it’s good to be prepared for emergencies by keeping supplies in your vehicle’s trunk. Ice scrapers and jumper cables are staples, but you should also look out for your personal well-being with blankets, a coat, nonperishable snacks, and bottles of water.

If you need to prepare your car for fall and winter, bring it to Mike Raisor Lincoln. Our service center can check and rotate the tires and change the oil on your car.

Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to Our Blog | Mike Raisor Lincoln | Lafayette, IN

Mike Raisor Lincoln proudly serves Lafayette, Indiana, and the surrounding communities, ensuring that each customer’s time with us is enjoyable, comfortable, and helpful. We recognize how important vehicles are in the lives of our community members and their families, as well as the importance of owning a vehicle that meets your wants, needs, and fits your lifestyle. As a luxury car dealer, we’re committed to providing you with vehicles that stand above and beyond standard offerings. We also wish to provide you with a buying, leasing, or service experience that is above and beyond what you are accustomed to.

In every department, from sales to service and repairs, our staff members are committed to providing you with unparalleled satisfaction. Our dealership has a non-commissioned sales staff and presents a comfortable atmosphere in which customers can make important vehicle decisions. Our team is trained to “assist with” vehicle decisions based on needs, rather than focusing solely on sales.

To take our customer care and service to the next level, we now have this blog, which we will regularly update to assist our customers in a variety of ways related to their automotive interests, needs, and on-the-go lifestyles. Welcome to our blog! Check back regularly for information on new vehicles and innovations in the auto world, local community events and places to travel to, advice on how to properly maintain and service your luxury vehicle, and more.