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Port St. Lucie, & Vero Beach, FL
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Driving in bad weather is hard! There, it's said! Now that it's in the open, it's time to learn about what you can do to stay safer on the roads. This article can help! When it comes to driving in bad weather there are some people who dislike the task so much that they choose to stay indoors. Even if it means missing out on a social engagement or an appointment.

Don't Let the Weather Dictate Your Social Calendar

If this sounds like you, below are some easy to adopt tips from Willburner about how you can adjust your driving style and check on your car to improve your on-road safety during spouts on bad weather and low visibility.

It Isn't Like the Movies

It was funny when we all watched Chevy Chase do it numerous times on his way to a range of family vacations, but in reality, spinning your wheels, especially during wet weather, is just plain dangerous. With this in mind, each time that you leave a standing stop, such as yielding to traffic or when the light changes to green, try to be a little lighter with your acceleration. While you don’t have to leave at a snail’s pace, being conscious of how fast you leave can be the difference between a tricky situation and joining traffic comfortably.

Okay, Now for the Slow down Tip

You knew it was coming, and here it in. In addition to taking off slowly, it's also a good idea to consider taking off a few miles per hour from your cruising speed, also. This is especially important in areas where there are children playing or where there is a lot of housing. Even just three to five miles per hour slower can be the difference between a near miss and exchange insurance details.

Can Other Motorists See You?

There are just sometimes when the rain becomes so heavy that all you can see in front and around you are the lights of the other cars. As helpful as that is for you, make sure that you are providing the same courtesy for other drivers. If not for their safety, for yours! It only takes a couple of seconds to use your rear-view mirror in the garage to check that your brake and indicator lights are functioning correctly. Having bright indication lights can be the difference between a motorist seeing your car as they attempt to merge into your lane and one who doesn’t. Click here to buy AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil, a product designed to improve the performance of your engine while simultaneously working towards extending its lifespan and minimizing engine damage. Call Willburner today at (772) 770-3448 to place an order or check out the online store for more information.

Keep Your Distance

Speaking of knowing where cars are around you as you drive, once you have identified them it’s a great idea to consider keeping a little more distance between you and them than you regularly would. This doesn’t mean that you need to increase the space to allow for a truck to enter, but it does mean a few extra feet, just in case the driver in front needs to brake in an emergency.

How Are Your Tires?

When it comes to all of the factors involved in bringing your car to a safe and complete stop, the condition of your tires is right at the top o the list. And while you may be used to them bringing you to a stop quickly during dry weather, it can take just a small amount of rain or grease on the road to drastically alter their stopping ability. For this reason, be sure that your tire is in good shape and don't’ show any signs of the following:
  • Cracks around the rim of the tire
  • Debris stuck in the tread of the tire
  • And areas of your tire where there is no tread (bald spot)
If you can see any of the above or any other concerns, swap it for the spare and take it to a professional for inspection before driving on it any further.

Every Engine Can Benefit from a Synthetic Oil Change in Vero Beach, FL

Of all the at-home maintenance you can provide to your vehicle, a synthetic oil change in by far the most powerful. Speak with Willburner today at (772) 770-3448 and talk to an expert to learn more about how a synthetic oil change in Vero Beach, FL can boost the performance of your engine and even work to increase its lifespan.

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 296 17th Ave
 Vero Beach, FL, 32962
United States
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