Driving can be a dangerous task if you are not careful. That’s why it’s important to keep these important tips for driving safely in mind while navigating the streets of Spirit Lake, Iowa, during your commute.
Create a buffer
between you and the car ahead of you
You need enough space to come to a complete stop should the
vehicle in front of you suddenly do the same. While automatic emergency braking
features on vehicles from Ford and Chrysler may assist with these sudden stops,
it’s important to create a buffer between you and the car ahead of you to stay
as safe as possible.
Keep your blind spots
Many modern vehicles from brands like Dodge and Ford have
blind-spot monitoring systems to help you see what you normally can’t while on
the highway. While these systems are helpful, you should also be constantly
keeping your blind spots in mind while changing lanes.
Adjust your driving
Weather like rain and snow can force you to alter your usual
driving habits to stay safe. If the ground is slick, be sure to slow down. That
will give you more space and time to come to a complete stop.
For more driving safety tips or to explore the safety technologies currently available from some of the industry’s top brands, be sure to visit our staff at a Motor Inn Auto Group location!
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner, and with it comes some of the best weather of the year. It’s the perfect season for hitting the open road and falling in love all over again with the joy of driving. Now that the coldest months of the year are over, though, it’s important to do some routine summer car care to make sure your ride is in the best shape possible.
Changing temperatures can cause the air in your car’s tires
to expand and contract, which can lead to under-inflated tires. While you won’t
have to worry about snow and ice this summer, wet and slippery conditions are
always possible. Make a habit of monitoring your car’s tire pressure, tread,
Regularly checking and changing your vehicle’s motor oil is
one of the easiest and cheapest ways to keep everything running smoothly for
years to come. Don’t forget this step as summer approaches.
Inspect Coolant Mix
You should change your vehicle’s coolant at least once a
year. Right before summer is the perfect time to do so, as soaring temperatures
make overheating all the more likely.
Get a Tune-Up
Finally, nothing beats a comprehensive tune-up. Schedule a service appointment at one of our five Motor Inn locations today and one of our expert technicians will make sure your car is in the best shape possible for the summer.