Yearly Archives: 2019

What To Do When Your Car Breaks Down

It is one of the most dreaded occurrences as a vehicle owner - a breakdown on the road. It always seems to happen at the worst time and at the worst location, and never when we expect it! Although it can be extremely stressful, the first thing it do is to stay calm and try to get to safety as soon as possible. Breakdowns can put you at risk for car accidents if you are in a dangerous spot, so understanding your surroundings is important. Here are some tips on what to do next:    Turn on your emergency lights as soon as you can! This will indicate to other drivers on the road that something is wrong and will allow others to take precaution when driving around your vehicle.    If you feel your car breaking down, get over to the side of the road in a safe area as soon as possible, and if possible. Sometimes we can feel our car slowly coming to a stop, and this is when you should try to safely get over to the roadside and out of the w ... read more

Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

Certain weather conditions can make driving more dangerous and risky, especially during rainstorms. Even in the rain, we are usually still required to drive to our jobs, or school, or to run errands. If you need to drive during the rain, be sure to make note of the following tips that will help you stay safe on the road.    Drive more carefully and slowly. While driving in the rain, your visibility is decreased dramatically and your ability to control your vehicle may be altered. It is important to drive slower and more carefully in the rain to avoid accidents.    Try to avoid braking and accelerating quickly. It is much harder for your tires to grip the street in the rain, so trying to avoid slamming on the brakes or accelerating too quickly will reduce the risk of skidding or hydroplaning.    Change your windshield wipers. Properly working windshield wipers is extremely important when it comes to driving in the rain. Wipers should be changed at least ... read more

Vehicle New Year's Resolutions

It’s that time again, where we think about the goals that we want to make for the new year. While you may be thinking the usual, such as being on time more often, visiting family, or going to the gym more often, you may not have considered making a resolution or two for your vehicle. Here are some resolution ideas that you can make for your car to keep you safe on the road into 2019!   Clean Out your Car   Cleaning out the inside of your vehicle will help you to feel more organized and give your car that new car feeling! A clutter car can make it difficult to feel comfortable while driving, especially for passengers.   Schedule your Vehicle Maintenance Deadlines in your Planner   The most important part of owning a vehicle is staying current with your vehicle’s recommended maintenance and services. If you have a planner or calendar, jotting down dates of your upcoming services will help you keep track of when it’s time to bring your vehicle i ... read more

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