Spring is here and with the changing weather conditions here are our top 10 tips for safer Spring Driving:
Slow Down - We can still expect to have some snow in the forecast and with temperatures still below freezing on some days expect to have icy roads.
Leave Winter Tires On - until we reach temperatures of 7 degrees Celsius or higher try to leave your winter tires on as we can still expect to see more snow on certain days.
Share the road- As the weather gets warmer people are starting commute on two-wheelers. Remember to share the road and give the right of way to bicyclists and motorcyclists.
Watch out for children - warmer weather brings more children outside for outdoor play. Slow down and pay careful attention especially in school zones and residential areas.
Be ready for the rain - Make sure you replace your windshield wipers at least once a year and don't drive faster than your wipers can clear water from the windshield.
Watch out for large puddles - Puddles can impair your brakes, cloud your vision and cause your to hydroplane. If you can't avoid a puddle and find your vehicle hydroplaning, gently ease your foot off of the accelerator and do not brake.
Go around Potholes - Potholes are an after effect of winter. Go around them and save your tires and your cars alignment.
Keep your tires properly inflated - Doing so can reduce damage from potholes, uneven pavement and other road hazards.
Get your alignment and balance of your tires checked - If you do end up skidding due to slippery road conditions your vehicle is properly equipped to help you stop safely.
Change your car's cabin air filters - If you suffer from seasonal allergies be sure to replace your car's cabin air filter. The cabin air filter removes pollutants before they enter your vehicle and are essential in minimizing the amount of dust or pollen that enters your vehicle.
Hope these tips will be useful in helping you become a safer driver this Spring!