The Rules of the Road

car keysAre you a new driver ready to hit the open road? Or maybe you’re a parent who’s having trouble unclenching the keys? Making regular visits to your Woodstock auto detailer will keep you looking good and riding smooth, but what about the in-between? Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail has some helpful hints for learning to drive.

Beware Changing Road Conditions

Rain-slicked roads are an easily spotted danger, but other environmental hazards can be just as dangerous. Fallen leaves can undermine your tires’ traction, especially after a rainstorm. Rain can obscure your vision, and worn windshield wipers may be just as dangerous as worn tire tread. Fresh rain brings oil to the surface of asphalt, making the streets slippery. Beware of drivers moving too fast or too slow in unfamiliar conditions; oftentimes it’s not the rain that causes accidents, but other vehicles.

Drive Politely

Just like you’re watching for the mistakes of other drivers, other cars are wary of you. Follow the rules of the road and drive considerately. Remember that the left lane is for passing, not cruising, and that tailgating is not only rude, it’s dangerous. When driving in heavy traffic, make room for cars trying to change lanes or pull onto a busy street. You’ll be glad when the other driver pays it forward.

Prepare Your Car

Keeping your car well maintained isn’t just mechanical. Aside from your regular car services, you’ll want to visit your Woodstock, GA quick wash to increase your car’s lifespan. Check your spare tire regularly and pack an emergency kit in case your car breaks down. You should include:

  • Car insurance and emergency phone numbers
  • A cell phone charger
  • Basic tools like a wrench and screwdriver
  • Emergency flares
  • A flashlight
  • Jumper cables
  • A first aid kit
  • Bottled water and nonperishable food
  • Blankets

The open road beckons; make sure you’re ready to meet it. Stop by Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail for driving tips, car accessories, and your bi-monthly automobile cleaning.

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