The summer is a great time for traveling, whether it is a long road trip or simply a day trip to the beach. The summer is also a crucial time to make sure your car is in safe condition and to be aware of the heat’s temperature effect on your car. If you’re looking to head out on the road this summer, make sure you follow these safety tips that will help your trip go smoothly.
Don’t Neglect Getting Your Car Serviced
When was the last time you had your car serviced? It’s important to have any tune-ups, including battery checks, tire rotations and oil changes, done to ensure your car runs smoothly. If you’re unsure of when your last service was, it is best to be safe and bring your car to the dealership to get an inspection done.
Drive Carefully and Free From Distractions
When you’re traveling to your summer destination, it’s vital to stay focused on your driving and to not be distracted. This is the time to remember essential safety tips. Care for yourself and the passengers in the car by making sure that everyone is wearing their seatbelt. Be cautious when you are behind the wheel and driving somewhere you might not be as familiar with. Lastly, remember to put your cell phone away so there is no temptation to look at it while on the road.
Keep Your Car Cool And Your Kids Safe
You should never leave a child alone in a parked car, regardless of whether the air conditioning is on or the windows are rolled down. Vehicles can become deadly in as quick as 10 minutes of sitting in an 80-degree temperature according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Be sure to check the inside of the vehicle to make sure everyone is out of the car before locking the door and to keep your keys out of the reach of children.
If you or someone you love has been involved in an auto accident or if you have questions about driving safety, feel free to contact us or give us a call at 800-676-5295.