How to Transport a Real Christmas Tree | Luther Brookdale Mitsubishi


Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about getting a Christmas tree.


The image of a Christmas tree on top of a vehicle is fairly iconic. How hard could it be? Here are a few trips from the team at Luther Brookdale Mitsubishi dealer MN to ensure safe, successful Christmas tree transportation from the tree farm to your living room.


Protect Your Vehicle

  • Use a thick blanket or tarp on the top of your vehicle to prevent scratches.

  • The tree will likely already be wrapped in a plastic. If not, be prepared to wrap it yourself. This will help protect the tree from wind damage and your car from scratches.


Choose the right tree

  • Make sure you aren’t getting a tree that’s too big. It’s a good idea to measure the roof of your vehicle.

  • If the tree extends beyond your vehicle, use a red caution flag to warn drivers behind you.


Tie the Tree Down

  • Make sure it’s secure

  • Have the trunk of the tree facing the front of the vehicle

  • Use bungee cords to tie the tree to your roof rails.

  • If you don’t have roof rails open your windows or doors.


Driving Habits

  • Even if your tree is secured, try to avoid the highways.

  • The extra weight may cause your vehicle to handle differently.

  • If your tree is longer than your vehicle, use safety flags to warn drivers behind you.


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