As the summer months are completely upon us and states are starting to show signs of opening back up, more and more people are making plans for summer travel. More people are hitting the roads than ever since people are still hesitant to get on an airplane. With the added drivers on the road, it is more important than ever to make sure you are prepared for safe travels. Citywide Towing Service is here to share some summer safe driving tips to help keep you safe on these roads this summer.
Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist
The first thing you should do before setting out on an adventure in your car is to follow a vehicle safety list that will ensure your car is in good running order. Following are some of the points you should be checking.
– Tires: You need to check the air in all four of your tires as well as the tire tread to make sure your tires are ready to handle the trip.
– Lights: This is a good time to make sure your brake lights and all other lights on your vehicle are working to keep you safe while driving.
– Cooling System: You don’t want to head out on the road without a well running AC system in your car. If it is showing signs that it isn’t working properly, get it in to get looked at before leaving.
– Fluids: There are several fluids that help your vehicle run well. You need to have your oil changed if it’s due as well as transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, brake fluid and power steering fluids checked to make sure you’re ready to go.
Pack a Roadside Emergency Car Kit
You never know when disaster is going to strike. In the case that you do experience a break down, you need to be prepared with some of the essentials including:
– First aid kit
– Jumper cables
– Tire pressure gauge
Sharing the Road Safely
This is the season of more than just cars on the road. You need to be prepared to share the road with those that are riding motorcycles as well as pedal bikes and pedestrians. People are finding any excuse they can to get out and about. You need to be more alert than ever as some of these people may be distracted and won’t see you. This is definitely a time that you need to put your phone down and avoid texting while driving. It goes without saying, but you should also never drive when you are under the influence of any drugs or alcohol as well to avoid any accidents involving other drivers or other people on the road.
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If you find that you are stranded and need help of any kind during your summer travels, you can rely on the experts at Citywide Towing Service to help you get back on the road and to your destination safely. Call us today!