Summer Driving Tips for Your Next Summer Adventure
Summer is finally here which means now is the perfect time to schedule your next vacation. Before you hit the road, however, be sure to read these tips to help you stay safe on the roads this summer.
Summer Driving Tips
Prevent Common Car Troubles
Summer heat brings its fair share of car troubles which is why scheduling a quick inspection or tune-up can save more than a fair share of headaches. Dead batteries, an overheated engine, or a malfunctioning air conditioning system are common nuisances experienced in the summer months. Also, according to AAA, tires have a much higher chance of rupturing in hot weather. Heat from outside will cause the air within the tire to expand. This creates added pressure on the weak or damaged parts of the tire which causes it to explode.
Don’t risk being stranded on the side of the road instead of enjoying your vacation. Schedule an appointment at the INFINITI service center so you can start your trip with confidence knowing your car is ready to take the heat.
Prep for Heavier Traffic
Summer is a popular time for travel which means you’ll be sharing the road with more cars than usual. In addition to heavier traffic, road construction is much more common during the summer months. This means you might find that the routes you normally take take longer than usual.
Plan ahead to avoid feeling late or rushed. Doing so will improve your chances of arriving on time without feeling tempted to speed or drive more aggressively. This will not only make your ride more enjoyable, it will help keep you and other drivers safe.
Stay Aware of Your Surroundings
Keep an eye on those around you. You’ll likely be sharing the roads with more runners and cyclists than usual. Motorcycles will be out in greater numbers. Student drivers who are out on summer break may be enjoying their first experience driving. Travelers who are unfamiliar with your roads may suddenly turn or stop without warning.
Give extra attention to the road by minimizing any risk of distraction. Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes ahead to ensure you can take evasive action if necessary. Place your phone in Driving Mode and utilize the voice control on your infotainment system if available.
Schedule an Inspection in West Palm Beach, FL
Take a few moments to schedule your next inspection at INFINITI of the Palm Beaches. Our team will ensure everything is in working order and primed for the summer heat ahead. If it’s time to look for something new, we have a variety of new INFINITI cars for sale. Give us a call today to get started.