Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to hit the open road for some out-of-school fun. Whether you’re heading to the grandparents’ house or planning to enjoy the great outdoors, it’s important that you are safe. Here at Avenue Nissan, we’ve put together some summer road trip safety tips to ensure your trip stays fun.
Be aware of animals. As you’re driving through Canada, it’s important to be on the lookout for wildlife. Reduce your speed as you travel and be aware especially at dawn and dusk, when animals are the most active.
Drive smart. Bad weather can occur in the summer, just like any part of the year. While you might not be dealing with snow, you should still practice safe driving habits in rain, fog, and bright sunlight. Reduce your speed and leave ample space between you and the vehicle in front of you. That way, you will be able to stop quickly if you need to without a collision.
Don’t let boredom win. Sometimes, driving can just be boring — especially if you’re driving through Canadian prairies. Try to stay alert and entertained by listening to podcasts, audio books, or the radio, or by playing a fun car game with your passengers. You should also stop frequently to ensure your eyes don’t become fatigued as you drive.
Ready for your summer road trip but your vehicle is not? Stop into Avenue Nissan for a service checkup before you hit the road!