We could all stand to be safer drivers, and having shortcuts can really increase our skills over time. Generally, accidents are caused by distraction, so here are a few car hacks to keep you on the road without incident.
1. Clear Headlights
Headlights that are cloudy limit our visibility on the road, and can make for dangerous conditions. Use a little bit of toothpaste to clear them right back up again so you can see whatever’s coming your way.
2. Mirror Magic
If you can see the back of your car in your side mirror, then you need to fix that quickly. Having your mirrors display everything on the sides and behind you means you can better account for your blind spot without having to turn your head. Make sure you can’t see any of your car in your mirror before you set off.
3. Cooler Cars
When it’s hot, you might not want to stand in the heat until your car cools down. This can lead to distracted driving because you’re on fire as you try to adjust to the burning leather or overly hot gear shift. Instead, just roll down your windows before you leave and then quickly open and close your car door about 5 times to get the air circulating so you can get back on the road fast.
4. Summer Spells
When it’s dry in the summer, make sure you’re changing your wipers because they’re deteriorating in the heat. You don’t want to be caught unaware during the next storm.
1st American Insurance Agency wants you to stay safe out there. We serve Lafayette, CO for all of your car insurance needs. Call for a quote or to talk to one of the agents today for additional information, advice or questions.