Safety Tips for Fall Driving

September 23, 2022

Driving is a vital but potentially dangerous part of daily life. Before hitting the roads this fall, check out these seasonal safety tips.

Carry a full spare tire

A properly inflated spare tire can be a lifesaver if you get a flat while out on the open road. With the right tools, it’s possible to change your own tire without a professional—but it takes time and patience. Get prepared and well-equipped in advance to avoid unnecessary delays in the event of a flat tire.

Check your tire pressure

Regularly checking the pressure in your tires can help prevent problems, especially in the fall and winter seasons. As temperatures start to fall, tire pressure drops as the air inside the tire contracts. Checking the level regularly can help you catch low pressures before they cause problems like blowouts, unnecessary tire wear, and poor handling.

Check your car’s fluids

Check your engine oil, coolant, power steering, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid. If you’re not sure how to check the fluids or if they need to be topped off, consider taking your car to a mechanic.

Stay safe and keep your eyes peeled for deer 

As the weather gets cooler and darker, deer are typically more active. Deer are most active in the morning and evening, especially between October and December. They can be unpredictable, so stay alert!

A few simple precautions can go a long way in making sure you and your car are ready for autumn. Looking for a car insurance quote? Request one here or visit us at 426 N. Pine Street in Ellensburg.