In the Northern hemisphere, the summer has arrived automobile owners, especially younger less experienced ones, are setting out on the road to head off into distant locales for vacations, to friends’ houses, or just the nearest body of water such as lake, ocean, or pool.
Unfortunately, summer is also the most dangerous time to drive since so many people are on the road. For those who have just started driving or those who have been driving since the days of Henry Ford, here are a few tips to keep safe on the road this summer.
An increasing number of accidents have occurred because drivers were distracted by the cellphone, especially texting. It is thus advised to not only ignore text messages while driving but to turn your phone off until you reach your destination. It is better to not be receiving texts and safe than in the loop the loop and get into a car accident.
Another good suggestion would be to follow the speed limit. A surprising 40% of car accidents involved speeding to some degree. Despite this many drivers, especially young ones still go over the speed limit. In light of this it would be advised to follow the speed limit as much as possible. It is better to be late to your destination unscathed than to get into a car accident.
Furthermore, it would also be a good time to take your car in for a checkup to make sure that it is running smoothly and safe to be on the road before doing a lot of driving during the summer. The technicians at our business are at your services to check your car and to ensure the safety of your car to be driven by you and any children of yours that may be driving.
If you are sending one of your offspring off to college and they are driving there, it would be a good idea to make sure that it is ready for the environment in which they will be driving. If it is in a snowy area, it would be a good idea to make sure the tires have good treads for snow and ice and that chains are readily available. All check all fluids, oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, steering fluid, and antifreeze. www.newmansauto.com Our technicians will make sure that you are ready for a great expedition whether it is just to the next town or to the other side of a continent.
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