A new study by NerdWallet shows 55 percent of people canceled their labor day trip plans thanks to coronavirus.
“I’m trying not to travel so much,” said Tanya Martinez.
She usually flies to Mexico every Labor Day weekend but this year, she’s staying in San Diego.
“It was something that I was not expecting,” she added.
While many Americans are skipping their flights, in southern California, travelers are choosing their cars.
AAA says if you do plan to drive somewhere over the weekend, make sure your car is ready for the road. That means checking tire tread and inflation to prevent blowouts, checking the battery and doing an oil change as is recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
And with many people pinching pennies during the pandemic, AAA adds driving more efficiently can save money on gas. Lightening the load of the vehicle and avoiding “jackrabbit” starts as soon as the light turns green can give you more fuel efficiency.