concept of driving during autumn

As the season changes, we must adapt to new conditions on the road. As drivers, we have a responsibility to stay safe and keep others safe. With the cooler months, that means being a bit more careful. This fall, take a look at some of the good driving habits you should adopt.

Checking your tire pressure

When the temperature drops, you may notice that your tires get a little lower than normal. Maintaining the right air pressure in your tires helps you to stay safe on the roads and increases your fuel efficiency. Get into the habit of checking your tires at least once a month (more often if you drive regularly) and topping them up to the correct psi.

Testing the lights

In the fall and winter months, we rely on our car’s lights more heavily – as do other motorists and pedestrians. For this reason, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on all of your lights from headlights to brake lights to turning lights. If any are dim or have blown, replace them before you find you’re stuck without them.

Driving for the weather

Wet and windy conditions call for safer driving. When it has been raining and is wet on the roads, your stopping distance will increase. This means you will need to leave more distance between your vehicle and the car in front of you. When it’s foggy outside, use low beams instead of high beams, which cause the light to bounce off the fog and create a glare.

Remember to secure reliable insurance for your car to protect it through fall and beyond. Talk to the team of professionals at Sausman Insurance Agency for help finding reliable auto insurance coverage. We serve Mifflintown, Millersburg, and beyond with quality policies.