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Common Summer Driving Hazards

Summer comes with warmer weather and an increase in drivers on the road. This shift in traffic patterns, increased road construction, and more driving can lead to hazardous conditions. Here are some common summer driving hazards that you can make sure to avoid this season.

Forgetting Regular Vehicle Maintenance

The summer heat and increased time on the road can lead to excessive wear and tear on your vehicle. It is important to make sure your car is ready to take on the road this summer. Be sure to check all your fluid levels so your car does not overheat. Also, monitor your AC function to ensure that you will not be sweating out the heat in your car. Checking your tires is also critical to keeping you and your family safe all summer long. Come to your car dealership in St. Charles for regular maintenance of your Ford.

Distracted Driving

There is an increase in traffic on the roads during the summer time. Make sure to keep alert and focused on the road. Distracted drivers are more common in the summer months, don’t put yourself and others in danger by being one of them. Put your phone away and keep your eyes on the road.

Severe Weather

Severe weather comes as the temps increase in Chicago. Your driving practices should be altered in any weather condition that can affect vehicle handling, vision, or road surfaces. Be safe and change your thinking when driving during severe rain or wind conditions.

For more questions or vehicle maintenance visit Hawk Ford car dealership in St. Charles.