As Memorial Day weekend approaches, you will want to make sure that your vehicle is as safe and reliable for whatever plans you have. Typically, Memorial Day weekend is one of the heaviest traffic weekends on the road. With heavier traffic, there is an increase in accidents as well. Here are some tips to help keep you and your passengers safe when driving.
Never overlook the condition of your tires. They are the only part that will connect the car to the surface of the road. When you think about it, that is about six inches per tire. So a total of 24 inches is what helps provide a smooth and comfortable ride. Make sure that the tires are properly inflated. This information can be found on the inside door jamb of the driver’s door. We can also help provide the proper amount of air inflation for the tires. They should also be inspected to ensure that they tread is wearing evenly. If there is uneven wear, then the tires may need to be aligned or rotated. It is recommended to bring it in so we can inspect the tires properly.
Proper visibility will allow adequate vision of the road ahead of you, as well as other vehicles, animals, or objects. The windshield wipers will need to be inspected to ensure that they are in the best condition possible. After winter, they could be damaged because of the ice and snow. So it is always a great idea to have them inspected before summer. With summer, dirt, mud, bugs, and road grime can splash up on the windshield. By having windshield wipers in the best condition, you will be able to remove this to have the best visibility possible. Check the wiper washer reservoir as this will also help to loosen the grime and debris on the windshield. With the best visibility, you can improve your safety when driving.