| As we go through the fall season, let us remind you about the importance of driving attentively and why you need to slow down and watch out for other drivers on the road.
Your goal is to remain safe at all times, regardless of the season, mostly because every season impacts our driving differently.
In fall, for instance, the temperature gradually decreases which in many cases offers a level of unpredictability that cannot be undermined.
If you are planning on making a long trip or increase your commuting time this fall, let us give you 4 driving tips that will keep you safe regardless of how good you are at driving.
Check the weather before going on a long drive
This is part of making the perfect road trip, which must be included on your driving checklist.
Check the weather forecast on your smartphone or other media with updated road information to help you plan your journey.
A torrential rain can create flooding and disrupt your commute. Not to mention that driving during tough conditions increases the chances of an accident you don’t want to part of.
If, by any chance, you get caught driving during heavy rain, you are strongly advised to get off the road, place your car on a safe spot, and wait for the rain to stop.
Avoid driving in sun
It’s very common to experience a beautiful sunrise or sunset even during the fall season, but that doesn’t mean that you should let the sun glare affect your driving.
Keep a pair of sunglasses handy as the weather during this season can be really unpredictable, not to mention that it can make you look cool to other drivers.
Another way to drive safely is to drive under the shade, especially under trees where leaves and branches can reduce the impact that the sun has on your driving.
Watch out for animals while on the road
Fall season also means breeding season for many animals, including deer. If you are driving in areas far from the city, mostly near big parks or the forest, be prepared to make a stop so as to avoid an accident.
Many times drivers ignore the warnings and end up losing control of the vehicle when an animal jumps on the road unexpectedly, increasing the chances of crashing.
Fortunately, it’s very common to see animal-crossing signs on the side of the road which help us reduce the chance of getting involved in a serious crash.
Keep your car in good condition this fall
Always remember that preventive maintenance makes a difference in cost, safety, and performance.
Keep your car running smoothly during the fall season by scheduling car maintenance checks before, during, and after the end of the season.
Like any other machine, the health of your vehicle will have an impact on your driving experience, which requires careful attention and immediate action.
For example, drivers are advised to check the tire pressure before hitting the road as the tire loses pressure when the temperature drops.
Have you checked your wipers? Are you headlights working properly? As a car owner, you are in charge of the maintenance of your car, which is the reason why you should create your own car maintenance checklist.
*Article provided by etags.com.