Stay Safe on the Road in Your Nissan Pathfinder 2018
Summer is now upon us, and at this time of year, many drivers want to enjoy lazy days at the beach and long trips with their friends and family. The Nissan Pathfinder is a great vehicle to enjoy your summer trips, but there are some concerns that need to be recognised. The summer months are always accompanied by an increased level of trauma on our roads and highways. Let’s take a closer look at some practical ways that you can be safer during the busy summer driving period.
Stay Sharp and Observant
The summer months are a peak period for all sorts of activities, such as getting the bike out on the road, towing the boat down to the beach and taking the caravan away for the weekend. Many of these activities add an extra element of risk for the drivers and those driving on the roads around them. It’s vital to stay sharp and be even more observant than normal to be sure that you know what is going on around you. Even a sudden glare of sunlight or a swarm of insects hitting the windscreen could provide a momentary distraction that leads to an accident. To make sure that you have maximum visibility keep your washer bottles topped up and all of the car windows need to be cleaned regularly. Finally, always ensure that you have a pair of sunglasses on hand if the glare is too great or consider some window tinting treatments.
Take Plenty of Breaks
When you have a car full of people and have to negotiate busy roads, it can quickly lead to fatigue. It’s vitally important to take plenty of breaks during a longer journey to combat tiredness and maintain your concentration levels. If possible take a short walk to stretch your legs and why not enjoy a picnic along the way. Make sure that you have plenty of water on hand to stay rehydrated and this will help to keep you focused.
Check Your Tyres Before Setting Off
It’s not likely that you will have a lot of rain during the summer, but it’s still important to check your tyres before setting off on your trip. The reason for this is that when there is some rainfall, it can make the road surface extra slippery due to a build up on the road surface of grime, spilled fuel and grease deposits. The road surface can become very slick quickly, and the conditions could be worse than driving in the worst winter conditions. Make sure that all the tyres have adequate tread and are at the correct pressures stated in your owner’s manual. Be careful not to forget the spare tyre as you never know when you may need it.
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