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Brownshore motors know there’s nothing better than a summer drive – windows wound down, breeze in your face, the sun on your forearms – bliss.
But we also know that sunny days bring carefree and careless driving! Therefore in today’s car blog post, we’ll be giving your our 10 safe summer driving tips.
Long drives may seem fun but be sure to take water, snacks and extra medication. What happens if you break down in the middle of nowhere?
It’s easy to become distracted with ‘are we there?’ moans. And this is the easiest way of taking your mind and eyes off the road. Therefore be sure to take games, iPads and anything to keep them entertained.
It’s a problem for older cars mainly. A little tip we know of is to turn your heater on full blast (keep your windows open) and this will cool the engine down.
If you’re a long way from home, a spare tyre could come in very useful!
Sneezing at 70mph means you could lose your vision for up to 100metres – which is a lot! Ensure to take hay fever tablets that don’t cause drowsiness and if it’s really bad get someone else to drive. Other things like keeping windows shut, vacuuming the car and slowing down if you’re about to sneeze will help.
If you’re driving out in the countryside – watch out for tractors. Don’t become frustrated because they drive slow, the drive slow for a reason. A lot of farmers wear ear defenders so it means they can’t hear you approaching. Always take extra caution if over taking and watch out if you’re following them because they don’t have to indicate (nor have lights to show indication!)
We all know the feeling when we’ve got sun in our eyes and it’s not nice especially when you’re driving. Always keep a spare of easily accessible sun glasses to hand.
Hot weather can cause windscreens to go dusty which will impact on the visibility. Clean it regularly and replace window wiper blades that are damaged.
Amazing weather means more people out cycling, running and horse riding. Concentration is paramount and an increased sense of awareness. Remember drive around cyclists not at them and drive slowly behind horses.
These have been our 10 safe summer driving tips – can you think of anymore?