As much as we enjoy seeing the smiling faces of our auto body repair customers, we'd rather you drive safely while you're taking in the breathtaking aspens this weekend.
and remember... should you find yourself in a car accident - check out our resources to find out what to do in case of a car accident: http://www.denverautobodyrepair.net/Hampden-Auto-Body-Resources.htm
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Check out these safe driving tips from my scenicdrives.com
Here are some things to do before hitting the road.
- Plan your trip, know your route and know your limits. Be realistic with the time that your trip will take and do not commit to drive more hours per day than you have ever driven before. Allow for extra time or plan for areas you can skip if needed.
- Make sure that your car’s service needs have all been met. It is usually more pleasant to learn the reason behind that Service Engine Soon light or that new sound when you are near your home.
- Be sure to check that your battery and brakes are in great condition and that your tires are both in good condition and properly inflated. Tires are constantly losing pressure, which can hinder their performance and safety.
- By the same token, avoid adding any accessories to your vehicle before a long trip. Test your new equipment on short trips to familiarize yourself with them and avoid repairing any issues while on the road.
- Never leave on a trip without a full tank of gas and make sure that you have plenty of oil. If your car takes special oil or enjoys oil more than gas, consider bringing some with you.
- Wash your windshield, both inside and out, and make sure that you have a pair of sunglasses or driving glasses handy. Keep a clear, focused eye on the road is the best way to avoid mistakes.
- Have a good night’s rest. Do not hit the road tired, and if you feel drowsy while driving, pull over for a little nap or change drivers.
- Check the weather and road conditions, especially at various cities and towns along your route so that you know what to expect or make alternative plans.
- Refamiliarize yourself with your tire-changing equipment. Make sure that everything is in order. Even if you are a member of AAA or a similar roadside assistance program, they may not have the things specific for your vehicle, so be sure to at least have a look and make sure you have everything.
- Don’t drink and drive. Not even a little bit. And if you do, please hand the keys over to someone else.
- Make sure that you have everything you need before heading out on the road. Shopping on the road takes time and can be more costly than shopping at home. Take a look at this list of things to bring for some ideas.
- Talk about your trip plans to your family and friends and let them know when you are leaving.