Fall Driving Safety Tips

October 23rd, 2017 by

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Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons, as the leaves change color and the weather begins to change. However, fall can bring about many hazards for drivers in Lebanon, Ohio. Make sure to follow these safety tips when you hit the road this fall!

Safe Driving in Lebanon, Ohio

Treat leaves like ice — You should never brake on wet leaves, as these can be just as slippery as ice. If you encounter wet leaves that have fallen off of the trees, you should drive slowly through them and be careful to stay in your lane to avoid other drivers.

Carry sunglasses with you wherever you go — Sometimes the angle of the sun in fall can cause glare on your windows.  To combat glare, you should always have sunglasses, and keep your windows and windshield clean. 

Check your windshield wipers — The rainy season is upon us in Lebanon, Ohio! Checking to ensure that your windshield wipers are clean and working properly is always important. When it is raining, make sure that you are a safe distance from the car in front of you, and go a little slower, as the roads may be more slippery than usual.

Check your tire pressure — As it starts to cool off, tires lose pressure. For every 10-degree drop in temperature, your tires can lose one to two pounds of pressure. You will need to adjust accordingly to make sure that your tires have the right amount of air in them. 

Watch out for animals — Did you know that you are three and a half times more likely to hit a deer in November than in any other month of the year? Be safe and watch out for animals along the road!

Your safety is crucial as you drive this fall! To learn more about our driving tips for the fall, or to test drive one of the cars in our inventory at the Cronin CDJR dealership in Lebanon, Ohio, call 513-409-0885.

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