With new seasons come new driving challenges. Fall means back-to-school, falling leaves and, eventually, snow and ice. If you’re nervous about driving in colder weather, don’t worry—All Star is here with three fall driving tips that will help you be a confident and safe driver this season.
1. Do a maintenance check on your car
When the weather gets cooler, it’s a good idea to do a seasonal maintenance check. This means checking on your tires, brakes, battery, wipers, fluids, oil, all lights and signals and, of course, your car’s heat. For more information on fall maintenance, check out the links below.
2. Stay vigilant
Back-to-school season means more traffic, more school buses and more kids running around each day, especially on Halloween. Autumn is also the breeding season for deer, which means they’re going to be popping up more often, too. The easiest way to stay safe and avoid accidents is to leave for your destination early, stay focused and always keep an eye out for pedestrians, wildlife and other vehicles.
3. Prepare for all kinds of weather
The transition from summer to winter brings with it various weather conditions. The most common include windy days where fallen leaves are blowing around and cold, icy days, but autumn can also bring rainy days as well as sunny days, too. This fall, prepare yourself and your car for all kinds of weather by making sure you have sunglasses, rain gear, an ice scraper and working windshield wipers. Additionally, when driving over ice or through rain, snow or wind, take your time. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
Don’t let the chaotic weather intimidate you this season. Use this time to practice before it gets even colder in the winter. For more fall driving tips, click here.