Have you ever been tired while behind the wheel and kept driving anyway? That can be very dangerous, especially as it can lead to micro-sleeping (briefly falling asleep without you even realizing it) in traffic. Check out some of Chevrolet’s drowsy driving do’s and don’ts before you take your next road trip.
Phone a friend
Driving while drowsy is dangerous, so if you’re feeling too tired to drive, it’s best to phone a friend. Most Chevrolet vehicles feature hands-free calling, so it’s easy to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road while you reach out. Sometimes talking to someone is enough to keep you awake.
Use safety systems
It’s extremely important to engage all active safety systems, like Lane-Keep Assist, before you hit the road. It doesn’t matter if you’re drowsy or not. An extra set of eyes on the road is always helpful! At Bill Cram Chevrolet, many of our vehicles come equipped with advanced active safety technologies that can help.
Recognize your limit
We all have our limits, and while pushing them may be wise
in some areas, driving isn’t one of them. Once fatigue sets in and your mind
starts to wander, it’s best to call it quits for the day. It only takes a
second of closing your eyes to cause a fatal accident. Staying alert is crucial
to your own safety and the safety of others.
Remember: It’s better to arrive late than not at all!
Spring is finally in full swing, which means it’s time to get out there on the open road to enjoy the best driving weather the year has to offer. Before you set off on. Your spring road trip, though, it’s important to take care of some routine maintenance. Not sure where to start? Check out these simple spring car care tips and get ready to drive with total confidence.
Wash and wax
Let’s face it, driving a car that looks better just feels
better too. And not only that, giving your car a thorough wash after a long
winter is a great way to protect your vehicle’s exterior from harmful buildup
that can lead to rust. A good coat of wax seals everything up and adds an
Check the tires
Changing air temperature can cause air in tires to expand
and contract, which can lead to under-inflation. This spring, make a habit of
keeping an eye on your car’s tires and checking for proper inflation,
alignment, and tread.
Replace wiper blades
Winter weather can really do a number on your car’s wiper
blades. If yours are cracked, bent, or just not working like they used to, it’s
time to replace them before you lose optimal visibility on the road.
Finally, spring is the perfect time to test your car’s
battery. If it isn’t holding a charge the way it should, replace it now before
you’re left stranded.
If you’re concerned about car maintenance, just schedule a service appointment at Bill Cram Chevrolet. We’ll make sure your car is ready for the warm weather!