As the United States begins to slowly re-open following the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers are being reminded of how to stay safe on the road this summer.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers the following summer driving tips:
- Get Your Car Serviced – Regular maintenance such as tune-ups, oil changes, battery checks, and tire rotations go a long way toward preventing breakdowns.
- Check for Recalls – Owners may not always know that their vehicle has been recalled and needs to be repaired. Check for recalls on your vehicle by searching NHTSA.gov/Recalls.
- Air Pressure, Tread Wear, Spare – Check your vehicle’s tire inflation pressure at least once a month and when your tires are cold and don’t forget to check your spare.
- Pack an Emergency Roadside Kit – Even a well-maintained vehicle can break down, so it’s good to put together an emergency roadside kit to carry with you.
- Share the Road – Warmer weather attracts many types of road users, including motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. While they have the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as every driver, these road users are more vulnerable because they do not have the protection of a car or truck.
For more information visit Summer Driving Tips.