The Driving Tips You can Use on Summer Vocation Road Trip
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The Driving Tips You can Use on Summer Vocation Road Trip

Can you believe summer is right around the corner? There are officially less than one month until the summer vacation. Do you know what that means? It means it’s the time of year when many people hit the road for a, you guessed it – road trip!

But as fun as road trips are, they’re also very dangerous at the same time. Thousands of road trippers get in accidents every year, and one of those reasons is falling asleep at the wheel. So with that said, we would like to dedicate this blog to give you, that’s right, YOU, a few tips you can use if you get a little sleepy behind the wheel this summer (or any summer).

1) Do not drive through the night. It may seem like it makes a lot of sense to hit the road when there’s hardly any other traffic, but driving during times when your body is used to being asleep can be very dangerous.

2) Stop at the nearest truck stop, buy a $2 CD, and listen to the entire thing. Listening to anything, especially unfamiliar songs, is a great way to keep your mind active, and your body awake.

3) Stay as far away as possible from energy drinks. No matter what the label says, your body will crash shortly after that burst of energy wears off. Instead, try drinking water and eating foods like trail mix that comes in many little pieces.

Doge 4 NASCAR hope you enjoyed these driving tips and we hope they come in handy the next time you’re on a cross country journey.

Check your tires air pressure regularly
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The tire tips to ensure your driving safety

Tires on a car are comparable to shoes on your feet. Some shoes are higher-quality than others, walking can be risky if your shoes’ treads are worn down, and if you have a hole in your shoe, you don’t continue to wear it. Tires are the same way. You don’t want to continue driving on your tires if they have low treads, are under-inflated, or have holes.

Follow these tire tips to ensure your safety:

1) Check your tires air pressure regularly. The easiest way to do this is to buy a digital gauge. You simply attach the gauge to the air valve and it will give you a reading of your tire pressure. You can find what pressure your tires are supposed to have in the owner’s manual or on the sticker in the doorjamb of the front driver’s side door.

2) If you need to fill your tires with air, be sure not to over-inflate them, as this can be damaging to the tires.

3) If your tire is leaking or has a hole, you’re going to have to change it.

4) Changing a tire may seem like a daunting task, but it’s easy once you understand how it’s done. Check out this video, which walks you through how to change a tire.

If you need service done to your vehicle that you can’t do yourself, be sure to come to a repair store near you.