When you spend a bunch of time out on the road, vehicle safety can’t be taken for granted.
Keeping that in mind, what are you doing to make sure all your trips are as safe as possible?
Whether out for a short ride from home or an extended trip, accidents happen . As a result, your life and those around you could be affected sooner than later.
So that your time spent on the road is as safe as can be, be cognizant of your vehicle and what is going on around you.
Have Vehicle Safety at Top of Your List
Even when safe driving habits are an everyday occurrence for you, how protected are you?
To make sure your vehicle of choice is the safest it can be, focus on the following:
• Engine and fluid levels – While even the best of vehicles can break down, odds go up when the vehicle isn’t cared for. Be sure to do regular maintenance checks on your car or truck, making it the safest it can be.
• Tires – Keeping your tires properly inflated is crucial too. Under inflated tires can prove a road hazard, along with those not sporting enough tread. It is especially important to check those tires before heading out on a long road trip.
• Brakes – If you don’t have your brakes checked, you are flirting with danger. When brakes get down to grinding, two things happen. One, they may not work when you most need them. The other problem is a brake job usually becomes much more expensive.
As important as a safe vehicle is, the driver needs to do his or her part too.
When this means you, always have driver safety on your list.
It can be easy to slack a bit behind the wheel, even becoming dangerous to you and other drivers and passengers.
Do your best to follow these safety needs:
• Rules of the road – For starters, stay within the rules of the road. Even though it seems everyone speeds at times, do not make it a habit of yours. If you do feel the urge to go faster, do it where you won’t put others at risk.
• Driver engagement – If someone gets under your skin on the road, don’t take the bait and react. Road rage can not only lead to an accident, but something even worse. Too many people die over the years due to road rage. Let someone else deal with their frustration and go about your own way.
• Avoid distractions – Do you like to text or chat on your cell phone while behind the wheel? If so, the recipe for disaster is in place. Wait until parked somewhere safe before using your mobile device. If an emergency crops up, get off to the side of the road prior to using the phone.
With all you have on the line each time you set foot on the road, never overlook your safety.
Remember, there are likely people in your life waiting for you to get home safe and sound.
The hot question just a short decade ago was whether you should lease a car or buy one. With more people having less disposable income and a shrinking monthly budget, many are now pondering whether it is more economical to purchase a new or used vehicle. There are obvious advantages to both, but in the end, though buying a new car may be more expensive initially, it could save you more money in the long-term. Read more
The new 2019 Kia Forte Koup was recently rolled out at the Detroit Auto Show. It looked less like the previous Forte and more like the highly popular Kia Stinger, which is super “hot.” To poke fun at how it might look pretty exotic on the outside but hasn’t changed much under the hood, the video Kia advertisers displayed was of the Forte outracing a Lamborghini. Offering a whole lot more storage space than the Stinger's two-seat sports car, the 2019 Forte has a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. It also gets marks for great gas mileage: the Forte gets 35 mpg coming standard with a manual six-speed option. Read more
We all know how essential cars are in our lives. They come next to our homes regarding living and investment. We spend a reasonable amount of time in our vehicles while commuting and this makes them so dear to us. They give us the liberty to move to places whenever and wherever we want to go. Read more