SUMMER DRIVING TIPS

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Navigate Severe Storms Safely

Especially here in Florida, during summer's rainy season, we are forced to drive thru light showers and terential downpours  and even flash flooding in areas.    Some of these storms have been tracked on the radar for hours, while others are pop-up torrents of rain.  These uncertain weather conditions sometimes necessitate driving in rough weather.   We would like to stress the importance of being prepared for  handling your car in bad weather conditions. If staying put simply isn't an option, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers these useful tips for safely navigating summer's storms:
  • Tune in to your radio to stay informed of the storm's progress and/or monitor approaching storms.
  • In rain, be sure to use your headlights' low beams, slow down, and allow extra distance for braking.
  • If rain is too heavy, pull safely onto the shoulder of the road away from any trees that could potentially fall on your vehicle. Remember to use your emergency flashers.
  • In the case of lightning, avoid contact with any metal conducting surfaces either inside or outside your car.

Pre-Plan Your Long Drives

Drowsy driving can also be dangerous. And it's happened to a lot of us on long road trips-the combination of miles clicking by becomes almost hypnotic, especially if you're already on the sleepy side. So when you're manning the wheel during a long, multi-hour car journey, it's key to make sure you're well rested and alert.  Not only for you but for the safety of your passengers.

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Watch Out for Motorcycles, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians

On average, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 113 minutes and injured in a traffic crash every 8 minutes. As a driver it's critically important to keep an eye out for motorcycles, bicyclists and pedestrians. When you pull out of side streets, be sure to emerge slowly as you verify the area is clear. Also, be sure to yield appropriately, leave plenty of distance between your car and riders, and be careful when opening passenger and wheelchair lift doors!

Stay Cool This Summer

With the hot weather just around the corner, make sure you are ready to face the heat.

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This Summer, feel the chill!

Have your A/C System checked out now.

Our factory-trained technicians will get your vehicle's A/C ready to beat the heat. Plus, if you need anything replaced, we have high-quality parts on hand.

Avoid Costly repairs & long lead times on Parts.

Call today for an appointment!

   

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