Keeping out of harm's way during Summer travel

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A family or personal road trip can always become a highlight of the summer months.  Although this type of travel can include traversing larger distances and less familiar environments, it can also mean taking a day trip for some little outdoor relaxation.  Regardless of the scope of travel, it is wise for drivers to have an awareness of possible dangers on the road, and how to avoid them.


Vehicle Failure

This can be one of the biggest causes of summer accidents, either through someone else's or your own vehicle having a malfunction.  Blown tires, faulty brakes, or even radiator overheating that leads to engine failure can quickly cause a harmful situation on the road.  While it is impossible to contend for another person's maintenance habits, keeping up with your own routines can still be beneficial.

While basic summer maintenance can mean that you are not the cause of an accident this season, it also means that you can better respond should there be an incident on the road.  Having good summer tires and new brakes means that you can react and have vehicular control in the case of an emergency, and this can make a significant difference in safety.

Driving Failure

Beyond the condition of the car, the habits of other drivers and environmental factors are also significant in accident avoidance.

When it comes to basic driving:

•    Maintain safe car length distance - especially with tourist driving, never assume that other drivers are familiar with the territory, which also means that their road alertness will suffer.

•    Travel with a human navigator - while this can be especially important on long road trips, a human navigator not only helps with directions, but also with road awareness.

•    Watch the weather - it is always best to avoid driving in storms, and having the foreknowledge of impending weather conditions can lead to better action for safety.

•    Stay hydrated - even within a vehicle with the AC running, people can still suffer heatstroke and dehydration from the UV rays through the windows.  Hydration ensures that drivers are alert and in good physical condition to be on the road.

Headlight Restoration

Headlight restoration is a quick and easy solution to get you on the road to safe travels.

At Hoffman Auto Body, We can easily restore the clarity of your headlights and also prevent a costly fixture replacement in the future. In addition to added safety, restoration saves you money.
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