You have to admit it: Nothing beats a real Christmas tree up at home during the holidays. When it comes to getting it there, many drivers are clueless. Follow these easy tips to learn how to expertly transport a Christmas tree and get ready for a fuss-free holiday season.
There’s no point bringing a tree home if it isn’t even going to fit in the house, so make sure you always measure beforehand. Be sure to measure the space where you plan to put the tree and the tree itself before you plunk down your hard-earned money.
Once you pick out the perfect Christmas tree, you should wrap it in a tarp or blanket before putting it on your vehicle. This will help protect the tree and the roof of your car and prevent loose branches from flying off on the road.
Point in the right direction
Remember to always situate the tree on the roof of your vehicle with the stump facing the front. This will keep the wind from hurting the tree as you make your way back home with your precious cargo.
Tie down completely
Use rope, bungee cords, or ratchet straps to secure the tree to your vehicle. They should be tight enough to hold the tree in place but not so tight that the tree breaks while you’re driving.
If you need any tips for transporting your tree home this holiday season, you can stop into Gossett VW Germantown and ask the experts.