Summer is gone and autumn is here. With the seasons and weather changing it affects how we drive. Here at Route 44 Toyota, we want to make sure you’re prepared for the changes that come with the fall weather!
We love when the leaves change colors and create that picturesque moment but falling leaves can actually be dangerous. When the leaves fall and cover the road they make it very slick and cover traffic lines and pavement markings. When the leaves cover the roads, make sure you drive cautiously and slow down if you feel your vehicle sliding. You always want to leave enough distance between you and the car in front of you so you don’t slide and cause a fender bender.
The weather starts to get cooler, especially in Massachusetts, and we have a tendency to see fog in the mornings. Depending on how dense the fog is it can limit your driving visibility and perception of distance. Make sure you do not put your high beams on as they reflect off of the fog and make a glare. If there happens to be fog on your morning commute, slow down and increase the distance between you and the car in front of you.
With the dropping temperatures comes the frost during the night. The frost can lead to icy spots on the road and can cover your car. If you’re driving over bridges, over passes or areas of the road that are covered, make sure you slow down as the roads can be slick!
These are just some fall driving tips to help keep you safe this season! As always, you need to make sure your vehicle is in great shape so stop in our service department today! You can schedule an appointment right on our website or give us a call!