To help keep everyone safe this festive season, Volkswagen compiled tips and tricks to keep your holiday tree safe and secure during the ride home for everyone's safety.
An important safety tip included is to take measurements of your tree-displaying space at home in addition to the size of your car's back seat and roof. Holiday tress can be wider than expected and “you may underestimate how much room you actually have,” says Robert Gal, a Senior Manager of Performance and Accessories at Volkswagen. “You don’t want to get too ambitious with what your home allows.” Additionally, ensure you dress appropriately to keep your hands safe from the tree's scratchy and sappy pine needles. Plus, make sure you bring the right supplies to keep your tree secure like crossbars or roof rails installed, lightweight twine, dedicated ratcheting straps, and more.
For more tricks of the trade for transporting your holiday tree home securely without damaging your car, check out Volkswagen's informational video.