Drive Safely this Autumn with these Safe Driving Tips

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 5:14 pm
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October is here and that means the Fall season is in full swing! Before taking off on a long trip, make sure to take a minute to make sure your vehicle is ready for the season change. We’ve put together a short list of five tips for Fall driving, and even though we know this isn’t a complete list, we hope these few tips get you thinking!

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Top Five Fall Driving Safety Tips

  1. Keep an eye out for piles of leaves gathering on roads. Piled leaves – especially when wet- can make it difficult for your vehicle to gain traction, especially while braking!
  2. During the Fall season, you’ll see an uptick in deer crossing roads due to migration patterns, so make sure to pay extra attention when navigating backroads and country highways.
  3. In addition to attentive driving, making sure your vehicle is up-to-date on required maintenance and functioning properly will help to ensure safety when traveling! Make sure your vehicle is caught up on oil changes, tire rotations and more before taking off!
  4. Take note of the sunrise and sunset times when planning to drive in the early morning or late night hours, as daylight shrinks considerably during the Fall season.
  5. Check the weather before leaving. The Fall season sees rapidly-changing weather including more fog and frost than normal, and even snow!

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4 Responses to “Drive Safely this Autumn with these Safe Driving Tips”

  1. Austin Boone says:

    Like winter, autumn season also has certain driving challenges. A mixture of hot and cold weather, slick fallen leaves- can be a dicey experience for the operative. Arming yourself with the right precautions will allow you to have a smooth driving season. Try to avoid braking on the leaves. Planning ahead could be the key to dealing with an unexpected extremity during a voyage. Don’t forget to prepare your car for the autumn spell. There is proposed maintenance regimen following which you can stay safe during the ride.

  2. These tips are really helpful to drive safely in autumn.

  3. Clara Warner says:

    Safety should be given priority while driving a car.
    Lack of an adequate amount of measures while driving a vehicle might leads to a fatal accident.
    Common car problems might leads to a fatal car accident. So, warning signs indicate that the vehicle has some sort of technical issues that should not be ignored.

  4. Oh, I hadn’t realized that leaves on the road could actually make you lose traction. My cousin is hoping to get her first car this year. She’ll need to find auto insurance that works for her, though.

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