Gearing up for a vacation away on the beach? Keep these summer driving tips in mind.
Service Your Vehicle in Advance
Before you head out on any big trips that will put a lot of miles on the odometer, have your car inspected by a mechanic who can perform any upcoming maintenance you need to do and check for potential safety hazards. You don’t want to be stuck on the side of the road with a broken-down car.
Keep Kids in the Backseat
All children under 13 years old should ride in the back seat. Additionally, any children who meet the criteria for being in a car seat should be in a properly-installed car seat. You can check NHTSA’s website for tips on how to select the proper car seat and install it correctly.
Take Breaks and Stay Alert
While that dream vacation may only technically be a 6-hour drive away, it’s hard on any driver to stay behind the wheel for a consecutive 6 hours. If you have another legal driver with you, take turns driving. Take breaks for everyone to get out, stretch, and eat, and make sure you’re in good condition to pay attention to other drivers on the road.
Share the Road
Summertime means cyclists, runners, and motorcycles will be out on the road. Don’t be that driver who hogs the road.
Follow these summer driving tips from us at Stalker Chevrolet for a stress-free road trip.