The highways in Nevada are frequently used, especially in or around the Las Vegas area. Though highways are an efficient option for clear travel paths to get from city to city, they can be riddled with dangers, hazards, and other risks from the contributing factors such as high travel speed limits, large 18 wheelers, congestion, and weather to name a few. To help ensure the safety of your family and others driving near you, keeping safe and driving with the focus and caution while on the highway with defensive driving tactics is a good way to start. Today, we at Nonstop Towing would like to share additional tips and suggestions to help make the highway travel safer and smoother.
1) Vehicle Checks Before Driving
It is always in your better interest to inspect your vehicle and make sure all operating components are up to date and functioning properly before saddling up for traveling on the long highway trip. Apply the following list.
Tire Evaluation: Makes sure they are all inflated to the proper air pressure and double check the condition of the sidewall. Ensure the tread is not worn down smooth and that they are fair condition. If you are unsure, schedule a tire rotation and safety check with a professional.
Assess Fluid Levels: Prior to the long trips on the highway, all of the oil, coolant, windshield washer fluid, transmission fluid, and brake fluid, in addition to fuel, should all be new and filled to the accurate level. A tune-up service can make certain the fluid is fresh and full.
Lights: You need the assurance the headlights, blinker lights, and taillights are up to standard performance. A burnt-out brake light or broken headlights can significantly increase the likelihood of getting involved in an accident. Make certain the lights are all operating and use your turn signals accordingly.
2) Emergency Roadside Kit
Having a roadside assistance kit in your vehicle can be a lifesaver, or at least provide solutions to common situations on long stretches of highway. Include in your emergency roadside kit the following as a bare minimum:
– Spare tire and tools for change out
– Jumper cables
– First aid kit
– Cell phone car charger
3) Safety Tips While Driving
Apply safe driving skills and methods to increase safety measures and get you to your destination.
– Keep all passengers and you buckled up
– Watch your speeds, use cruise control
– Change lanes with turn signals
– Make sure to use headlights in the rain
– Maintain safe distances between and the vehicle ahead of yourself
– Diligently keep your eye on the road for debris and other obstacles
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Taking your vehicle in for a tune-up and tire maintenance can help significantly keep your car in optimal condition for the road. Where roadside assistance and towing services are readily available, it does take longer for experts to reach you if you have issues in rural sections of the highway. Increasing your safety and being prepared can help you stay safe and get out of a jam. If you require services in the Greater Las Vegas Valley area, call Nonstop Towing.