If you're planning a road trip over the Thanksgiving weekend, now is the time to make sure your car is ready. Earl Baker, with the Triple-A, says make sure the tires are inflated. Batteries that are over three years old need to be checked. Carry an emergency kit with flares, a shovel, flashlight, batteries, food and water. And this time of year you should have traction devices, especially if you're travelling through the mountains.